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Project X

Share the adventure, see the impact!

Project X

Share the adventure, see the impact!

An effective and inspiring whole-school approach to teaching reading and writing, with everything you need to deliver the higher standards of the new curriculum.

  • An amazing 3D illustrated character adventure that will get all your children reading for pleasure
  • Addresses key issues across the whole school, including guided reading, phonics, comprehension, talk, raising boys' achievement, early intervention and writing
  • Developed with the very best educational experts 
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Series contains:

  • 392 highly motivating and engaging books from Reception/P1 to Year 6/P7
  • Whole-school digital writing programme 
  • Comprehensive teaching support
  • Engaging software for use with the whole class and groups
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Whole-school reading and writing to meet the higher standards of the new curriculum

Big Writing Adventures grammar teaching

Big Writing Adventures

On a mission to raise standards in children's writing

Project X Origins

Teach the reading curriculum through high-quality guided reading

Project X Alien Adventures phonics resources

Project X Alien Adventures

Blast off on an incredible independent reading journey!

Project X CODE

A breakthrough for SEND and struggling readers

Project X Phonics

Project X Phonics

Keep up with phonics!

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  • "A boy in Year 2 was not interested in joining in any of the lessons and appeared permanently bored. When he saw the CD it instantly grabbed his attention, he became involved in what was happening on the screen and wanted to tell anyone who would listen to him about the plot and the stories. Now this boy wants to read the stories and is participating in class. His teacher is amazed at the transformation. In a nutshell, his face lit up, his attention was gained, Project X had the WOW factor for him!"

    Mrs Hall, Literacy Co-ordinator, Guiseley Infants, Leeds

  • “Project X is a great way to engage reluctant boys. Boys are keener to read and look forward to discussing the books they have read.”

    Michelle Massey, Senior Teacher, Rushmere Hall Primary, Ipswich

  • “Children enjoy the adventures of the characters. The levelled texts are attractive and appealing to children. It provides motivation to read on through levels. The modern appearance and story theme also appeals to and motivates struggling readers.”

    Sam Phillips, Reading Intervention Teacher, The Mead Community Primary School, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

  • “I went to a very professional presentation by Gary Wilson and was convinced of the quality of the books. There is good research behind Project X. Books are well matched to ability in readability but not 'over simplified' - they are real books. Most really like the characters, the fact that there are adventures that genuinely engage them and the content of the non-fiction (this isn't easy as children have very varied interests!).”

    Emma Wilson, Assistant Head Teacher, Grange Infants, Swindon

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