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Blog posts for: Will_Jarrett

Progress with Oxford Age 8–9

Progress with Oxford Age 8–9

Progress with Oxford activity books help develop essential English and Maths skills. Help your child practise times tables, grammar, handwriting and more.

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Progress with Oxford Age 9–10

Progress with Oxford Age 9–10

Progress with Oxford activity books help develop essential English and Maths skills. Help your child practise times tables, grammar, handwriting and more.

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Reading: Age 4–5 (Reception)

Reading: Age 4–5 (Reception)

Find out how your child’s reading skills will develop in Reception. Discover fun activities, ideas, and books to support your 4–5-year-old at home.

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Grammar & punctuation

Grammar & punctuation

Learn how grammar and punctuation is taught at primary school and find out how to support your child at home, with lots of fun ideas and free activities.

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Struggling readers

Struggling readers

Worried about your child’s reading? Help is at hand! Jean Gross CBE gives her expert advice on how to support children who struggle with reading.

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Secondary school

Secondary school

Find out what your child will be learning when they start secondary school, and browse our books and resources to help their studies at home, from Year 7 to GCSEs and A Levels.

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Reluctant readers

Reluctant readers

From ‘thinking outside the bookbag’ to reading for a purpose, children’s author and mum of three Isabel Thomas shares some great advice on helping reluctant readers get excited about books.

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Reading: Age 3–4 (Early years)

Reading: Age 3–4 (Early years)

Find out how your child’s reading skills will develop in nursery. Discover fun activities, ideas, and books to support your 3–4-year-old at home.

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Encouraging boys to read

Encouraging boys to read

Gary Wilson gives his expert advice on getting boys to read, including tips on motivating reading habits and encouraging independence.

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Getting ready to start school

Getting ready to start school

Read our top five tips for getting your child school-ready, download our Starting School checklist and print a certificate for your child.

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Creative writing

Creative writing

Are you a budding David Walliams or the next J. K. Rowling? Find top tips, videos, activities, and books to help unleash your inner author.

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Project X Alien Adventures

Project X Alien Adventures

An award-winning reading series for children ages 4–11. Follow the action-packed adventures of Max, Cat, Ant, and Tiger as they journey through space!

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Maths: Age 4–5 (Reception)

Maths: Age 4–5 (Reception)

Help your 4 or 5 year old practice maths at home with everyday maths games and activities. Help your child learn by making maths fun!

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Reception at primary school

Reception at primary school

Reception means most children’s very first step into formal schooling, and can be both exciting and nervewracking! Find out what to expect and what your child will be learning.

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Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

In 2020, Pippi Longstocking turns 75! Discover Pippi books and activities to share with your child, and find out about the Pippi of Today Campaign.

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Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie Makes Trouble

Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie Makes Trouble

Two mischievous stories about Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, getting into all sorts of trouble! A spell lands Winnie in double trouble, and Winnie tries out babysitting.

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Kitty

Kitty

Kitty dreams of being a superhero just like her mum one day, but she’s still got a lot to learn! Browse our Kitty books and fun activities.

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Winnie and Wilbur: Chilly Winnie

Winnie and Wilbur: Chilly Winnie

Brave the cold with Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, in two wintry stories. Join Winnie as she meets the abominable snowman and does her best to find some hot chocolate!

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Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie at Work

Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie at Work

Two hilarious stories about Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, taking on two special jobs at school. Winnie runs the after-school club and gets a job as the school cook.

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Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie in the Sun

Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie in the Sun

Have fun in the sun with Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur. Join Winnie as she digs for treasure, and find out what happens when Wilbur goes missing.

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Number Square

Number Square

A handy number square to help your child visualise the numbers from 1 to 100.

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Roald Dahl: Giant wanted

Roald Dahl: Giant wanted

Draw a picture of a murderful giant and label its body parts – from its foulsome teeth to its thirstbloody eyes…

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Maths in School booklet: Fraction Calculations

Maths in School booklet: Fraction Calculations

Find out how your child is taught to calculate with fractions in school. This booklet includes games and activities to use at home to build your child’s skills and confidence in calculating with fractions.

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Rectangle

Rectangle

A rectangle is a 2D shape that has four straight sides and four right angles. The opposite sides of a rectangle are equal. A square is a special type of rectangle because all 4 sides are the same length. The word rectangle is usually used to mean the oblong rectangle.

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Maths in School booklet: Multiplication

Maths in School booklet: Multiplication

Find out how your child is taught to multiply in school. This booklet also includes games and activities to use at home to build your child’s skills and confidence with multiplication.

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Maths in School booklet: Division

Maths in School booklet: Division

Find out how your child is taught to divide in school. This booklet also includes games and activities to use at home to build your child’s skills and confidence with division.

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Self-assessment/peer assessment

Self-assessment/peer assessment

Children check their own work against a set of answers or criteria or swap with a partner to mark each other’s work before then discussing the marking or comments. This is proven to be an effective tool for learning.

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