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Oxford Reading Tree

Oxford Reading Tree

The magic key to a lifelong love of reading

The UK's number one reading programme has inspired a love of reading in over 30 million children worldwide. With its well-loved characters, fine levelling and unrivalled support, Oxford Reading Tree helps your children to become confident readers.

  • Rigorous synthetic phonics teaching gives children a secure first step on their reading journey
  • Over 800 books provide a rich and varied choice of writing styles, genres and artwork styles at every level
  • Underpinned by Oxford Primary English Assessment so you can assess and ensure the progress of every child
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Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters

A rigorous synthetic phonics teaching programme that introduces children to sounds and letters

Free online support

Free support for writing

Videos, eBooks and storymaps to inspire writing.

Primary ORT - Julia

Julia Donaldson's Phonics

Make phonics fun with decodable stories from the Children's Laureate

What does Oxford Reading Tree deliver?

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Book an appointment

Get free advice and resource support with a visit from your local educational consultant

Structure chart

Oxford Reading Tree course structure

See an overview of Oxford Reading Tree

Curriculum Chart

Curriculum information

Find out how Oxford Reading Tree can help you deliver key aims of the Primary National Curriculum


Support materials

Find activity sheets, teaching notes, a reading record and more

Case study

Case studies

See Oxford Reading Tree in action

Assess progress in reading and writing with Oxford Reading Tree

Assessment in Oxford Reading Tree (PDF)

Your guide to raising reading standards

What does Oxford Reading Tree include?

Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper

Topic-linked fiction and non-fiction to support your wider curriculum

Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters

A rigorous synthetic phonics teaching programme that introduces children to sounds and letters

Floppy's Phonics Fiction/Non-Fiction

A series of fully decodable titles to help children practise phonics with their favourite characters

Decode and Develop stories

These phonically-based stories contain high-interest words and move children on to richer reading

Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories

This best-loved character series inspires children and helps them to develop as independent readers

All Stars fiction

Brand new chapter books added to this popular series for your high-level readers

Story Sparks

Stories to fire the imagination and develop comprehension skills

Oxford Reading Tree inFact

Oxford Reading Tree inFact

Inspire, inform and intrigue your children with powerful non-fiction

Traditional Tales

A rich and varied collection of fully decodable, classic stories

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics books

Songbirds Phonics

Julia Donaldson's synthetic phonics stories for effective practice and fun

Fireflies Non-fiction

Expertly levelled intriguing non-fiction for your children to explore

Snapdragons Fiction

Stories covering a range of themes and genres for every reader to enjoy


Poetry that children will love to read and recite for themselves

Free online support

TreeTops Fiction Teaching Support

Free Activity Sheets for TreeTops Fiction to assist you in the classroom


  • Children are highly motivated to develop their reading and progress to the next level of books. They are challenged by extended text and length without realising as they are engaged in the story.

    Jacqueline Sharrock, KS1 Teacher and Literacy Co-ordinator, St Bedes College, Manchester.

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