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Reading: Age 10–11 (Year 6)

Reading: Age 10–11 (Year 6)

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.

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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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Nelson guide for parents

Nelson guide for parents

Find out more about Nelson English and download worksheets to support your child’s learning during school closures.

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Reading: Age 8–9 (Year 4)

Reading: Age 8–9 (Year 4)

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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KS2 SATs: Reading

KS2 SATs: Reading

Find out all about the Key Stage 2 SATs reading test. Take a look at our advice, activities, videos, and books to help support your child.

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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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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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Sun hat fun

Sun hat fun

Four rhyming ditties to help your child get to grips with phonics.

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Hero Academy: Beat the Bunny-Wunnies

Hero Academy: Beat the Bunny-Wunnies

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy. In The Champion’s Cup, Cam and Evan compete to win the trophy but the bunny-wunnies have other ideas! In Night Rescue, can Jin battle his way through the bunny-wunnies to rescue the head of Hero Academy?

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Hero Academy: Rampage of the Robots

Hero Academy: Rampage of the Robots

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy. In Operation Poach, Cam and Jin try to save Professor Poach but soon discover he is not as harmless as he seems. In The Termite-nator, Evan and Nisha must defeat a giant robotic termite. Can they save Lexis City?

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Hero Academy: Superheroes Assemble!

Hero Academy: Superheroes Assemble!

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy. In Blast from the Past, Cam and Jin meet an old enemy, but is he really who he seems? In Code Red, Cam has to convince a new pupil to join Hero Academy – but it’s going to take more than her shape-shifting powers.

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Hero Academy: Villains on the Loose!

Hero Academy: Villains on the Loose!

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy. In Calling All Villains, Nisha and Cam go undercover to find out how to save Wildcroft Woods. In Race for the Meteorite, Nisha and her friends race the villains to the meteorite – but who will get there first?

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Hero Academy: Superpower Switch

Hero Academy: Superpower Switch

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy. In Power Swap, the friends find their superpowers have been swapped! In Out of Control, Jin tries to win the gold merit badge but goes a bit too far.

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Hero Academy: Silver Shadow Strikes Out

Hero Academy: Silver Shadow Strikes Out

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy. In Silver Shadow, Ben has to rescue Slink the cat from the dangerous Silver Shadow. In Silver Shadow Strikes Again, Silver Shadow attempts to steal Professor Bounce’s inventions. Can Ben defeat the sneaky villain?

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The Stinky Plant

The Stinky Plant

Biff, Chip, Wilf and Wilma meet a man looking for a plant. Will they be able to sniff it out?

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Rag the rat

Rag the rat

Two fully-decodable stories, filled with fun rhymes and pictures.

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Paris Adventure

Paris Adventure

The Magic Key takes the children to Paris. Why can’t they find the Eiffel Tower?

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Disgusting Denzil

Disgusting Denzil

Denzil is everyone’s yucky little monster. Surely his new baby sister, Devora, can’t be more disgusting than he is?

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Family Poems

Family Poems

My sister is two. / My brother is three. / Sam is four / And then there is me!

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Big Feet

Big Feet

Dad plays a trick in this Biff, Chip and Kipper story.

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White Fang

White Fang

White Fang is half dog, half wolf. Fierce, keen and clever, he quickly learns to survive in the wild open spaces of North America. His life changes forever when he encounters humans for the first time.

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Everybody Worries (eBook)

Everybody Worries (eBook)

In this bright and friendly picture book, children learn that it’s okay to worry about coronavirus. Fun rhyming couplets keep the tone gentle and supportive, and you will find plenty of ideas for dealing with coronavirus in a positive way.

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Stinky Street

Stinky Street

Franklin loves living at number three Stanlet Street. His friends live there, and there are wonderful smells from the pie factory. But his mum and dad want to move…

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Quiz

Quiz

Biff has a quiz. Can they guess the animals?

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The Scarf

The Scarf

Anneena knits a long scarf in this Biff, Chip and Kipper story.

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The Haircut

The Haircut

Kipper and Dad get a haircut in this Biff, Chip and Kipper story.

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Spots!

Spots!

Everyone got spots in this Biff, Chip and Kipper story.

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