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Blog posts for: Age 6-7

Read with Oxford Stage 5

Read with Oxford Stage 5

Read with Oxford is an exciting range of levelled books to build reading confidence at home. Use Stage 5 help your child become an independent reader.

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Reading: Age 6–7 (Year 2)

Reading: Age 6–7 (Year 2)

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.

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Reading: Age 9–10 (Year 5)

Reading: Age 9–10 (Year 5)

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.

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Comprehension

Comprehension

Find out how reading comprehension is taught throughout primary school, and take a look at our books, advice, and free activities to help at home.

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Read Write Inc. guide for parents

Read Write Inc. guide for parents

Find out what Read Write Inc. Phonics is and find eBooks, videos, and kits to help your child as they learn to read with Read Write Inc. Phonics at home.

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Books to inspire young scientists

Books to inspire young scientists

Science and engineering provide fantastic career opportunities, but science is not just for scientists – it’s a huge part of everyday life. A good grounding in science will help every child to navigate their world and make good decisions. Isabel Thomas recommends books for ages 3–11 to inspire your young scientist.

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Help with times tables

Help with times tables

Learning times tables can be fun! Help your child learn their times tables with our free top tips, videos, quizzes and worksheets.

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Geometry & shapes in Year 2 (age 6–7)

Geometry & shapes in Year 2 (age 6–7)

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.

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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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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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Picture books for older readers

Picture books for older readers

Who says we have to leave picture books behind in KS1? These wonderful books use spellbinding illustrations to introduce children to big ideas. Includes FArTHER and The Man Who Walked Between Towers.

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Not your typical books for boys

Not your typical books for boys

An alternative list of recommended books for boys. Perfect for boys who are looking to read about something other than football or jokes about bottoms!

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2018 Oxford Children’s Word of the Year: Plastic

2018 Oxford Children’s Word of the Year: Plastic

Plastic has been revealed as the Children’s Word of the Year by Oxford University Press for the BBC 500 Words Competition. British children have once again shown themselves to be fabulously inventive, funny and socially astute.

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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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Progress with Oxford Age 6–7

Progress with Oxford Age 6–7

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

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Read with Oxford Stage 4

Read with Oxford Stage 4

Read with Oxford Stage 4 is for children who are beginning to read with more confidence. Find out about the series and browse our books and activities.

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Money skills in a digital age

Money skills in a digital age

How to develop an understanding of money and healthy money habits in our children when there are fewer opportunities for them to see the real and physical exchange of cash.

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Money, money, money

Money, money, money

Money isn’t everything, but being ‘good with money’ is undoubtedly a useful life skill. Read Fiona Lazenby’s top tips for practising using money with your child.

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Geometry & shapes

Geometry & shapes

Understanding geometry is essential to be able to understand and describe the world around us. Discover what your child will learn at school and how you can help at home.

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Learning to tell the time

Learning to tell the time

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.

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Maths is everywhere!

Maths is everywhere!

Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.

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Children’s books for Christmas

Children’s books for Christmas

Whether you’re looking for stocking fillers or extraordinary gifts, explore our children’s book recommendations to help make Christmas merry and bright.

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Statistics in Year 2 (age 6–7)

Statistics in Year 2 (age 6–7)

In Year 2, your child will learn to draw simple charts and graphs. They will be able to sort categories by their quantities and will be able to compare sets of data.

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Teaching maths at home

Teaching maths at home

Mathemagician Andrew Jeffrey suggests ways you can support your child’s maths development at home without needing to be an expert.

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Educational gifts for children

Educational gifts for children

Help your child learn new skills while having fun with these educational gifts. Explore new words, inspire budding writers or tackle some number puzzles.

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Writing a thank you letter

Writing a thank you letter

Practise handwriting by writing a thank you letter to someone who has helped you during lockdown – like a teacher, a family member, or a healthcare worker.

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Reading for pleasure

Reading for pleasure

Not only does reading for pleasure improve children’s well-being, but it can be directly linked to children’s success at school and beyond. Get tips and book recommendations to encourage your child to read more.

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Common reading issues

Common reading issues

Tackle common reading problems with our expert advice on supporting struggling readers, engaging reluctant readers, and encouraging boys to pick up a book.

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