Additional support for BBC Bitesize daily lessons, including free activities. For the week 20th–24th April.
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Additional support for BBC Bitesize daily lessons, including free activities. For week 4th–8th May.
Learn about reading schemes (or programmes) and Oxford Levels, and find out how they’re used to help your child progress with reading at school.
Children age 5–6 will have a growing knowledge of phonics and will be building up a range of reading skills. Find out how you can support them at home.
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Children age 6–7 will continue to build up a range of reading skills. Find out what you can do at home to support your child’s reading development.
In Year 5, your child will continue to learn about fractions as numbers, measures, and operators. They will learn about percentages and thousandths.
In Year 5, your child will find multiples and factors, and will solve more complex problems. Help your child learn at home with our advice and activities.
By Year 6, your child will hopefully be reading independently at home and school. Find out how to encourage a love of reading in your child.
In Year 5, your child will be encouraged to read widely. Find out how to encourage them at home as they discover different types of language and writing.
In Year 4, your child will be developing into an increasingly fluent reader. The focus will now be on building comprehension. Find out how to help them at home.
In Year 6, your child will solve lots of problems involving fractions, decimals, and percentages. They will simplify and multiply fractions.
In Year 2, your child will learn the 2, 5, and 10 multiplication tables and will solve more complex problems. Help at home with our activities and advice.
What is Numicon? Find out what Numicon is and discover activity sheets, videos, and kits to support your child as they learn maths with Numicon at home.
Children in Year 3 will hopefully be on the way to becoming a confident, independent readers. Find out how you can support their reading development at home.
In Year 3, your child will learn about tenths, unit fractions, and non-unit fractions, and will begin to understand equivalent fractions.
In Year 1, addition and subtraction are very important components of maths learning. Help your child learn at home with our activities, videos, and advice.
Find the right dictionary for your child with these four useful tips.
In Year 1, your child will solve problems using objects, diagrams, and symbols. Help your child learn at home with our activities, videos, and advice.
Help your young child learn to read, and love to read, with our eBook library, containing hundreds of free eBooks. Developed for children aged 3–11.
In Year 5, your child will know numbers up to 1,000,000, and Roman numerals up to 1000 (M). Help your child at home with our activities and advice.
In Year 6, your child will use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in calculations. Help your child at home with our activities and advice.
What is phonics? Find out in our phonics guide for parents. Learn about Letters and Sounds, the phonics screening test, and how to practice phonics at home.
A parent guide to Read with Oxford Stages and our exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read at home. Developed by experts to support your child’s first steps in phonics through to being an independent reader.
Find helpful explanations of maths terms, as well as activities, downloadable sheets, and videos for further support. From arrays to long division.
500 Words: Black Lives Matter – how are British children responding to the emerging themes and issues in their writing?
Almost 6,000 children entered the writing competition in July 2020 and Oxford University Press’ analysis shines a light on children’s insight, empathy, and imagination when writing about race. Find out more.
The National Curriculum tests or SATs can seem like a daunting part of your child’s education but, if you know what to expect, they don’t need to be scary for you or your child!
Everything you need to know about the phonics screening check, taken by 6-year-olds in Year 1. Phonics advice for parents and activities to try at home.
Understanding what numbers mean is essential for learning maths. Find out how your child will learn at primary school – and how you can help at home.
In Year 2, your child will learn to describe 2D and 3D shapes using accurate mathematical vocabulary. They will also learn to find 2D shapes in 3D shapes, to arrange shapes into patterns, and to talk about rotation.
All you need to know about how multiplication and division are taught in primary school. Help your child learn at home with our activities and advice.
Guest blogger and primary school librarian Clare Turner gives her top five reasons why you should visit the library with your child.
In Year 4, your child will explore the link between fractions and multiplication/division. They will also use numbers with up to two decimal places.
In Year 1, your child will learn to use ‘×’, ‘÷’, and ‘=’ signs, will use arrays, and will use grouping and sharing to divide. Find out how to help at home.
Parents with children in Year 6 will probably hear about non-verbal reasoning a lot. But what exactly is non-verbal reasoning?
Celebrate Roald Dahl Story Day with Roald Dahl Words of Magical Mischief, a brand-new, wickedly mischievous guide to the magical words!
A parent guide to Oxford Reading Tree and Biff, Chip and Kipper. Use our reading level chart to discover what reading levels and book bands mean, and find out your child’s reading level.
In Year 3, your child will learn to multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number. Help your child learn at home with our advice and activities.
In Year 4, your child will recall multiplication and division facts for times tables up to 12 × 12. Help your child at home with our advice and activities.
If your child is being taught to read using Read Write Inc. Phonics at school, you’ll find these kits and flashcards invaluable in supporting their reading development at home
Learning times tables can be fun! Help your child learn their times tables with our free top tips, videos, quizzes and worksheets.
If your child is aged 3–4, the chances are that they are in some form of Early Years setting, whether at nursery, preschool, or with a childminder. Find out what they’ll be learning and how you can help.
Christopher Edge, author of ‘How to Write your Best Story Ever!’, shares his top 10 tips to help your child write amazing stories.
In Year 6, your child will know numbers up to 10,000,000 and will round integers to any degree of accuracy. Help at home with our advice and activities.
Brexit is the 2019 Oxford Children’s Word of the Year. Find out about children’s evolving use of language from analysis of stories from BBC 500 Words 2019.
Find out about this popular approach to helping children learn to read with phonics. Discover which graphemes, phonemes, and tricky words are taught in each phase.
Dictionaries are great for developing your child’s vocabulary, but not just any will do. Publisher Sam Armstrong explains how Oxford Children’s Dictionaries can support your child.
In Year 3, your child will continue to learn the properties of shapes, will investigate right angles, and will understand perpendicular and parallel lines.
The Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary is packed with words ordered by phonic sound to help young children learn how to spell. Enter our competition to win a free copy.
In Year 3, your child will use a mental and written strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems. Find out how to help your child learn at home.
In Year 5, your child will convert between metric and imperial units. They will find and use area and perimeter, capacity and volume, and units of time.
In Year 4, your child will solve problems involving numbers up to four digits. Help your child learn at home with our activities, videos, and advice.
Learn how addition and subtraction is taught at primary school and find out to support your child at home, with lots of fun ideas and free activities.
Get involved with National Numeracy Day 2021 and help your child’s confidence grow, with our top tips and free maths activities.
In Year 1, your child will learn to count up to and slightly beyond 100 in multiples of 1, 2, 5, and 10. Help at home with our activities and advice.
From cracking comprehension to tackling times tables, Progress with Oxford has been created to help your child practise essential numeracy and literacy skills at home.
There are lots of great reasons to share factual books with your child. Here are our top four tips for getting the most out of reading non-fiction.
Here are some simple things you can do at home to support your child’s developing understanding of fractions, decimals, and percentages.
Our times tables top tips will provide some useful advice, ideas, and free activities to help you support your child in learning their times tables.
Find out what your child will learn in the year 1 primary curriculum for literacy and maths and ways to support home learning. Learn more about the phonics screening test.
Find out what to expect in Year 6 at primary school as your child prepares for their Key Stage 2 SATs and the transition to secondary school.
In Year 1, your child will recognise 2D and 3D shapes and will explain simple turns (for example, a half-turn). They will use some basic geometry words, like sides and edges.
Coronavirus is the 2020 Oxford Children’s Word of the Year. Find out about children’s evolving use of language from analysis of stories from BBC 500 Words 2020.
Progress with Oxford activity books help develop essential English and Maths skills. Help your child practise times tables, grammar, handwriting and more.
Help your child get ready for the year ahead. Includes guides to starting primary and secondary school, free activities, and a year-by-year guide to primary school.
It’s never too early to explore numbers and counting with your child. Encourage early numeracy skills with these 6 great activities.
Find out what your child will learn in Year 3 as they enter Key Stage 2, and how you can support their learning at home.
In Year 6, your child will develop new skills to help solve more complex maths problems. Get tips and activites to help your 10- or 11-year-old at home.
In Year 6, your child will use formulae to calculate area and volume, will convert between units of measurement, and will solve tricky measurement problems.
Win two Read with Oxford comics, full of fun characters and engaging storylines – from sneaking past ticklish octopuses to getting cuddly bumbles home for tea.
How do you help build your child’s confidence and resilience? Teacher and child psychologist Jean Gross CBE shares her tips for helping children believe in themselves, and discusses how you can encourage them to be determined and enjoy challenges.
Bring maths to life with these seven easy activities you can try at home to build and improve your child’s understanding of multiplication.
Join Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur on their madcap adventures in these stories from the Read with Oxford range of early readers.
Progress with Oxford activity books help develop essential English and Maths skills. Help your child practise handwriting, fractions, comprehension and more.
The team at Oxford Children’s Dictionaries have been poring through all 131,798 entries to identify the Children’s Word of the Year 2017 as ‘trump’.
Every story needs a star! These four fun activities will help any aspiring author dream up some page-turning protagonists.
Find out what your child will learn in Year 2, what to expect in their end of year tests, and how you can support their learning at home.
In Year 5, your child will meet prime, square, and cube numbers, and work with factors and multiples. Get tips and activities to help your child at home.
In Year 4, your child will use negative numbers, will round numbers, and will learn Roman numerals. Help at home with our advice and activities.
In Year 2, your child will continue to learn about halves and quarters. They will also begin to think about how to make and recognise thirds.
To celebrate the publication of the brand-new Big Words for Little People series, we’ve got three pairs of books to give away! (November 2020)
To celebrate the publication of the brand-new Kitty book, we have a bundle of books to give away! (February 2020)
Find helpful explanations of maths terms, as well as activities, downloadable sheets, and videos for further support. From measurements to word problems.
A guide to grammar and literacy terms used in schools, with definitions, how-to videos, and practice activities. From adverbials to conjunctions.
Find out what will be expected of your child in maths in Year 6 at primary school, as they prepare for their Key Stage 2 SATs.
Oxford University Press surveyed over 1,300 teachers who reported that the word gap is not only affecting children’s achievement at school but also that it can have a damaging impact on self-esteem and children’s ability to make friends. Find out what you can do to encourage language development at home.
Everything you need to know to prepare your child for the key stage 2 SATs, including expert advice and example questions.
In Year 5, your child will mentally solve problems involving large numbers, and will tackle longer multi-step calculations. Help your child learn at home.
Shapes are all around us and there are many ways you can start exploring them with your child. Get ideas on how to help familiarise your child with different shapes in all sorts of contexts.
Top tips for helping children develop great plots in their creative writing.
Children’s librarian Greta Paterson shares her 5 top tips for choosing books for 3–7 year olds.
Telling the time is an important skill in everyday life, but it can be tricky to learn. You can start to increase your child’s awareness of time from a young age with simple activities and games.
Find out what to expect in Year 5 at primary school as your child starts to embed the knowledge needed for the tests at the end of Year 6.
A recent report highlights the link between children’s early language skills and their life chances. We look at simple everyday activities to boost your child’s communication, language and reading skills.
Find out what your child will learn in Year 4, and how you can support their learning at home.
In Year 2, your child will order numbers from 1 to 100, and will know the place value of two-digit numbers. Help at home with our activities and advice.
Subtraction is a key concept in the primary maths curriculum. Here are some easy activities you can try at home to build your child’s skills and confidence.
Once your child has mastered phonics and word-reading, where do they go next? Here are our ideas to keep your 7–11-year-old’s reading skills developing.
From hand-print Christmas wreaths to games to develop shape recognition skills, discover lots of toddler-friendly crafts and activity ideas to try with your little ones this Christmas!
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