The Oxford Reading Tree is considered to be the UK’s number one reading programme.
Both of my gorgeous children have followed this reading programme through their early years at school and loved it. They are both avid and able readers now but had different journeys despite sharing the same path. F zoomed through the books delighting in the stories and the familiar characters. A took her time and it was a slow and steady process. The scheme did however meet both their needs really well.
It uses systematic phonics which enable children to sound out words and read unfamiliar words with ease once the phonics are learned,step by step.
In Floppy, Biff and Chip we have well-loved characters that appear again and again in a variety of often very funny scenarios. The books are colourful, well written and fun. My kids never tired of them and we even bought extra books from the Oxford Reading Tree to supplement the school ones.
This programme fits in really well with the new National Curriculum too which says:
Children should be taught to read using a rigorous and structured scaffold
Well there is a very clear progression to the Oxford Reading Tree books and it follows a clear well thought out reading plan which helped me a lot! I never knew which book to get from the library next that was at the right reading level. By following the Oxford Reading Tree and my children’s progress on it I was able to pick the right books for them.
Children should be taught to read with good understanding.
I love that the Oxford Reading Tree comes with free teaching notes and comprehension checks in the books. This makes supporting your child SO much easier and truly supports their understanding.
I think reading is one of life’s biggest pleasures and if you can help your child learn to read well and with interest then you have given them a great start and a wonderful gift. This scheme really worked for us and enabled me to support school learning without guessing which book was the right level for them.
I would highly recommend it.
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