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OUP Launch New Books for Home Learning

14th August 2018

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Many of you will be familiar with Oxford Owl, a brilliant website from Oxford University Press (OUP), packed with great advice to help parents support their children's learning at home including:

-  A free ebook library with books for ages 4-11

- Free interactive games, worksheets and videos to build confidence in core reading and maths skills

- Advice and fun ideas from teachers on how to build learning activities into everyday life

- Information designed to help parents plan the right next steps for their children.

Now OUP has created two new ranges of books, Read with Oxford and Progress with Oxford for fun and effective home learning support. These new book ranges offer clear progression, step-by-step stages, and online advice and resources to help you find the perfect books to support your child wherever they are on their learning journey. 

Read with Oxford logo

Firstly, Read with Oxford is a new range of readers for children aged approximately 3-8. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines, and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build reading confidence.

From the first early reading steps all the way through to reading independence, the new levelling system – Read with Oxford Stages – has been designed to help parents find the perfect books to support their child’s reading journey at every stage. It enables, inspires, and empowers parents to independently identify, track, and nurture their child’s reading development. Each of the six stages are colour-coded and underpinned by a simple statement to help you choose at a glance the right stage for your child. Read with Oxford Stages are also aligned with the Oxford Levels and Book Bands used in schools throughout the UK, so that you can match Read with Oxford books to those your child brings home from school. The series features many well-loved characters including Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta’s Biff, Chip and Kipper; Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds; and Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul’s Winnie and Wilbur

Take a look at the six different stages below or take the simple test over on the Oxford Owl website to find out which stage would suit your child.

Read with Oxford Stage 1

First Steps: I am starting to use letter sounds to read simple words

Approx. 3–4 years | Year Group: Early Years | Oxford Levels 1 and 1+ | Lilac and Pink book bands

Check out the Read with Oxford Stage 1 advice and activities over on the Oxford Owl website and see a sample book page below.

Read with Oxford Stage 1 Books:

Read with Oxford Stage 1 spread
Read with Oxford Stage 1 sample spread

READ WITH OXFORD STAGE 2

Early Reader: I can use letter sounds to read simple words and short sentences

Approx. 4–5 years | Year Group: Reception/ P1 | Oxford Levels 2 and 3 | Red and Yellow book bands.

Check out the Read with Oxford Stage 2 advice and activities over on the Oxford Owl website and see a sample book page below.

Read with Oxford Stage 2 Books:

Read with Oxford Stage 2 sample spread
Read with Oxford Stage 2 sample spread

READ WITH OXFORD STAGE 3

Growing Reader: I am starting to read more words and longer sentences with less help

Approx. 5–6 years | Year Group: 1 & 2/ P2 & P3 | Oxford Levels 4 and 5 | Blue and Green book bands

Check out the Read with Oxford Stage 3 advice and activities over on the Oxford Owl website and see a sample book page below.

Read with Oxford Stage 3 Books:

Read with Oxford Stage 3 sample spread
Read with Oxford Stage 3 sample spread

READ WITH OXFORD STAGE 4

Gaining Confidence: I sometimes read by myself, and I can read lots of everyday words

Approx. 5–7 years | Year Group: 1 & 2/ P2 & P3 | Oxford Levels 6 and 7 | Orange and Turquoise book bands

Check out theRead with Oxford Stage 4 advice and activities over on the Oxford Owl website and see a sample book page below.

Read with Oxford Stage 4 Books:

Read with Oxford Stage 4 sample spread
Read with Oxford Stage 4 sample spread

READ WITH OXFORD STAGE 5

Becoming independent: I can read and enjoy a whole story by myself

Approx. 6–8 years | Year Group: 2 & 3/ P3 & P4 | Oxford Levels 8 and 9 | Purple and Gold book bands

Check out the Read with Oxford Stage 5 advice and activities over on the Oxford Owl website and see a sample book page below.

Read with Oxford Stage 5 Books:

Read with Oxford Stage 5 sample spread
Read with Oxford Stage 5 sample spread

READ WITH OXFORD STAGE 6

Independent reader: I can read and understand longer chapter books by myself

Approx. 7–8 years | Year Group: 3/P4 | Oxford Levels 10, 11 and 12 | White, Lime and Brown book bands

Check out the Read with Oxford Stage 6 advice and activities over on the Oxford Owl website and see a sample book page below.

Read with Oxford Stage 6 Books:

Read with Oxford Stage 6 sample spread
Read with Oxford Stage 6 sample spread

Read with Oxford Flashcards

Read with Oxford Activity Books

Read with Oxford Kits and Handbook

Progress with Oxford logo

Progress with Oxford is a new series of activity workbooks, created by subject experts, to develop children’s essential English and maths skills. Picture clues show the youngest children how to complete activities and hints and checklists help older children to work independently.

The activity books are fully aligned with what is taught in pre-schools and in schools, and are designed to support children to complete activities independently. Picture clues guide the youngest children, and hints and checklists help to direct older children. Fun characters, collectable stickers, and progress charts encourage children every step of the way.

All the books include a unique character, stickers to reward effort and collect and a progress chart to capture how far children have travelled on their learning journey.

- Curriculum-focused activities precisely matched to child's age.

- Fun and engaging workbooks that children will really want to do.

- Books that can be completed by the child with minimum input.

- Reassurance that children will make good progress with these books 

The Oxford Owl website provides additional resources, advice, and activities to complement the Progress with Oxford books, offering ideas for how to support your child’s new and emerging English and math skills at home. www.progresswithoxford.com

Progress with Oxford sample spread

Progress with Oxford Age 3-4 English & Maths

PROGRESS WITH OXFORD AGE 4-5 ENGLISH & MATHS

PROGRESS WITH OXFORD AGE 5-6 ENGLISH & MATHS

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