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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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Available on Oxford Reading Buddy

Oxford Reading Buddy

Did you know Oxford Reading Tree books are also available on Oxford Reading Buddy?

Oxford Reading Buddy is a unique new digital reading service that supports each child's personal reading journey, motivates them to succeed, and provides teachers with valuable insights into their attainment and development. Find out more


Floppy's Phonics Online Subscription

Whole-class phonics teaching and individual phonics practice for the whiteboard and tablet.

My Oxford Reading Tree Dictionary

My Oxford Reading Tree Dictionary

A new dictionary to support reading the Oxford Reading Tree stories.

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Oxford Owl Subscription

Register to Oxford Owl for access to free teaching support and resources

What does Oxford Reading Tree deliver?

Curriculum Chart

New 2019 Ofsted Framework

See how Oxford Reading Tree supports the new Ofsted Framework.

Structure chart

Oxford Reading Tree course structure

See an overview of Oxford Reading Tree

Assess progress in reading and writing with Oxford Reading Tree

Assessment in Oxford Reading Tree (PDF)

Your guide to raising reading standards

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

Book an appointment with a rep

Book an appointment

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

What does Oxford Reading Tree include?

Floppy's Phonics Teaching Programme

A rigorous synthetic phonics teaching programme.

Floppy's Phonics Fiction/Non-Fiction

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

Traditional Tales

A rich and varied collection of fully decodable, classic stories

Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper

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

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

Decode and Develop stories

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

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics books

Songbirds Phonics

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

Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories

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


Poetry that children will love to read and recite for themselves

All Stars fiction

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

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

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.

Oxford Reading Tree
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