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Oxford Reading Tree

Oxford Reading Tree

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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Series contains:

  • 48 phonics teaching books
  • Over 170 decodable books matched to Letters and Sounds
  • Over 280 Biff, Chip and Kipper adventures
  • Fiction, non-fiction and poetry
  • eBooks and storytelling videos at Oxford Owl
  • Teaching support integrated throughout
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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

Useful Oxford Reading Tree resources for you to download

More about Oxford Reading Tree

Find out why it is still the #1 reading scheme

Assess progress in reading and writing with Oxford Reading Tree

Assessment in Oxford Reading Tree (PDF)

Your guide to raising reading standards

Reading Record for Oxford Reading Tree (PDF)

Download your own individual Reading Record for Oxford Reading Tree

Delivering the aims of the National Curriculum (PDF)

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

Oxford Reading Tree inFact mapping grid (PPT)

Download this useful grid to see how inFact maps to the National Curriculum

See Oxford Reading Tree in action

See Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters in action (Video)

Find out why St Patricks Catholic Primary uses Oxford Reading Tree

East Park Primary Wolverhampton (Video)

See why East Park Primary loves Oxford Reading Tree

Sonning Common Primary School (Video)

Find out why Sonning Common Primary uses Oxford Reading Tree

Woodstock Primary School (Video)

Find out why Woodstock Primary loves Oxford Reading Tree


  • 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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