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Growing reader – I am starting to read more words and longer sentences with less help

Read with Oxford Stage 3 is for children who are becoming more confident in their reading. They will be building on their earlier reading skills and will often use their knowledge of phonics automatically. If you're not sure that your child is ready for Stage 3, try our simple test.

Approximate age: 4–5
School: Years 1 and 2 / P2 and P3 | Oxford Levels 4 and 5 | Book Bands Blue, Green
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Stage 3 story collections

This collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading that are ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Find out what happens when the children discover a dolphin on the beach, go on a snowy adventure with Floppy and meet the Queen with Gran!
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This collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading that are ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Have a Chinese meal with Wilma, discover a city made out of ice and look for eagles in the mountains with Biff!
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This collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading that are ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Meet Uncle Max and his pet parrot, join the children as they visit a palace made of gold and find out what happens when Floppy gets hungry on holiday!
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This collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading that are ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Go racing with Nadim, watch the children defeat a jewellery thief and find out what happens with Chip and Wilf meet a polar bear!
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This story collection contains four traditional tales: 'Stone Soup'; 'Hans in Luck'; 'The Moon in the Pond'; and 'Lazy Jack'. This beautifully-illustrated book with clear phonics progression is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence.
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This story collection contains four traditional tales: 'The Lazy Fox'; 'The Man, the Boy and the Donkey'; 'Jack and the Beanstalk'; and 'The Magic Paintbrush'. This beautifully-illustrated book with clear phonics progression is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence.
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Find out what Spike has to say, why Nasim is an unusual kind of knight and what happens to the snake and the drake!
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Find out why Tim is in a bad mood, what makes a good pen-pal and learn about different animal tails!
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes five fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Discover why Usman loves reading, read about the Cinderella play and find out why Mr and Mrs Brown are upside down!
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Activity books, flashcards and kits

These flashcards are a fun way for children to practise their letters and sounds at home - just as they do in school. Four different rhyming games will help children to link groups of letters with their sounds, recognise rhyming words, develop memory and concentration skills and develop early reading and spelling skills.
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These flashcards are a fun way for children to learn the alphabet and recognise individual letter shapes and sounds at home - just as they do in school. Four different alphabet games help children to develop recognition of letter shapes and sounds, develop memory and concentration skills and read and spell simple words.
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These flashcards are a fun way for children to practise sounding out and blending letters at home - just as they do in school. Four different phonics games help children to match letters to words and pictures, match letter sounds to letter shapes, sound out and blend to read words and spell simple words.
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Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, these flashcards have been specially developed to complement how your child is starting to read at school. They will help children to learn and recognise individual letter shapes and words, read simple words and sentences and develop an awareness of rhyme.
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Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, these flashcards have been specially developed to build your child's reading skills and phonics knowledge. They will help children to recognise individual letter shapes and sounds, read simple words and spell simple words.
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These flashcards have been specially developed to help your child succeed at reading. Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, they complement how your child is starting to read at school and keep children engaged in reading at home.
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These flashcards have been specially developed to help your child succeed at reading. Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, they complement how your child is starting to read at school and keep children engaged in reading at home.
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This book contains two Biff, Chip and Kipper stories in an appealing comic-strip format. The stories are accompanied by a wealth of fun activities that will help your child to practise sounds, letters and early reading skills at home. Go on a sandy adventure to Gran's beach hut and find out what happens when the children go on a march to save Pudding Wood!
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This book contains two Biff, Chip and Kipper stories in an appealing comic-strip format. The stories are accompanied by a wealth of fun activities that will help your child to practise sounds, letters and early reading skills at home. Read an old-fashioned story with Chip and find out what happens when Gran takes her rare teddy bears to the toy fair!
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Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Featuring characters from Julia Donaldson's Songbirds stories, this activity book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence.
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Packed full of fun activities, engaging stories and useful tips, this kit provides you with everything you need to support your child in the lead up to the national phonics screening check for 6-year-olds. Practise phonics skills with three fun activity workbooks and three phonics storybooks to share.
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