Educational publishing expert Andrea Quincey explains why reading schemes are important, and what the different colours, bands and levels actually mean.
Blog posts for: phonics
Find the right dictionary for your child with these four useful tips.
Find out what sort of books to expect to come home in your child’s book bag, and get top tips on how best to support your child.
One of the most valuable skills we can give our children is the ability to communicate well. Read top tips on how to develop communication skills.
The phonics screening check is an informal way for schools to assess your child’s progress in reading. Sarah Loader shares tips for supporting your child’s development at home.
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.
There are so many easy things you can do to help support your child’s phonics learning. Here are a few ideas from phonics expert Laura Sharp.
Education expert Laura Sharp breaks down what phonics is, how phonics is taught in schools, and why phonics is important and useful.
Learning to tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks is still an important skill, but it’s something that children can find tricky to master. Louise Pennington shares ideas to support your child’s growing understanding of time.
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!
These fun story collections and activity books from Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds have been designed to introduce and revise phonics knowledge.
Find out what happens when Snoot stands up to his big, bad dream and meet the boy with a sabre-tooth kitten! Contains six captivating Read with Oxford stories.
With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection contains 12 fun phonics stories to provide perfect practice for beginner readers. The kit also contains colourful stickers, and an alphabet chart to reward, motivate and build confidence.
Read about Buzz’s dream of going into space in his big, red bucket and join Fang as he faces his fear of the dentist! Contains six Read with Oxford stories.
Join Tops on a journey to meet the Dinosaur King and discover a planet made out of cake! Contains six captivating Read with Oxford stories with clear phonics progression.
Join Sam on a camping trip with his special backpack and help Pip catch her dragon balloon! Contains six captivating Read with Oxford stories with clear phonics progression.
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