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Blog posts for: Phonics

Reading: Age 5–6 (Year 1)

Reading: Age 5–6 (Year 1)

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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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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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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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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Read with Oxford guide for parents

Read with Oxford guide for parents

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.

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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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Learn to read with phonics

Learn to read with phonics

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.

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Phonics screening check

Phonics screening check

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.

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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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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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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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Biff, Chip and Kipper: Stories and Activities Stage 2, Book B

Biff, Chip and Kipper: Stories and Activities Stage 2, Book B

This Stories and Activities book contains two Biff, Chip and Kipper stories in an appealing comic-strip format, along with fun activities that will help your child to practise sounds, letters and early reading skills at home. Find out what happens when Chip loses his backpack and read about a silly rainy day in the garden!

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: Stories and Activities Stage 2, Book A

Biff, Chip and Kipper: Stories and Activities Stage 2, Book A

This Stories and Activities book contains two Biff, Chip and Kipper stories in an appealing comic-strip format, along with fun activities that will help your child to practise sounds, letters and early reading skills at home. Find out what happens when Kipper’s teddy has an accident and read how Ron the rook comes to the rescue!

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: Stories and Activities Stage 3, Book A

Biff, Chip and Kipper: Stories and Activities Stage 3, Book A

This Stories and Activities book contains two Biff, Chip and Kipper stories in an appealing comic-strip format, along with fun activities that will help your child to practise sounds, letters and early reading skills at home. Go on a sandy adventure to Gran’s beach hut and find out what happens when the children go on a march to save Pudding Wood!

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Phonics: The Town Mouse and Country Mouse and Other Tales

Phonics: The Town Mouse and Country Mouse and Other Tales

This beautifully illustrated Stage 1 book is filled with the traditional stories of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Gingerbread Man; The Enormous Turnip; and Get the Rat. The tales have been re-written so that children can read for themselves and develop their phonics skills.

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Non-fiction: Marvellous History

Non-fiction: Marvellous History

Find out about amazing people and moments from throughout history in this collection of five fascinating non-fiction texts. Discover how travel has become faster and faster, meet some incredible geniuses from history, and discover how some mistakes led to amazing scientific discoveries and inventions.

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Non-fiction: Animal Superpowers

Non-fiction: Animal Superpowers

Discover some amazing animal superpowers! Find out about animals with super strength and speed, read about some incredible birds, and learn why minibeasts matter.

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Phonics: The King and His Wish and Other Tales

Phonics: The King and His Wish and Other Tales

This beautifully illustrated Stage 2 book is filled with the traditional stories of The King and his Wish; The Tortoise and the Hare; The Greedy Dog; and The Magic Porridge Pot. The tales have been re-written so that children can read for themselves and gradually develop their phonics skills.

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Phonics: Dick Whittington and Other Tales

Phonics: Dick Whittington and Other Tales

This beautifully illustrated Stage 2 book is filled with the traditional stories of: Dick Whittington; The Three Billy Goats Gruff; Chicken Licken; and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The tales have been re-written so that children can read for themselves while developing their phonics skils.

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Phonics: My Storytelling Kit

Phonics: My Storytelling Kit

This activity kit is packed full of ways to share traditional tales with your child, practise the phonics they are learning at school and develop important storytelling skills. It contains six traditional tales, retold so that children can read them for themselves, as well as a fun activity book, a poster and sticker set, and a parent handbook.

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