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Your pupils will love reading with Collins Big Cat - the reading programme that is supporting children to learn to read in thousands of schools.

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Discover fantastic fiction and non-fiction created by the biggest authors and illustrators - with hundreds of books and eBooks across a wide variety of genres, illustrative styles and engaging formats there is something for every reader.

Every book is unique – the wide range of exciting fiction includes well-loved classics and traditional tales, poetry and plays, while the exciting range of non-fiction encourages your pupils to explore topics from sport to science.

About Collins Big Cat

  • Is ideal for guided reading - each book is levelled to match the Institute of Education’s book bands for Guided Reading plus a bespoke guided reading session plan features in every book.
  • Supports assessment - assess comprehension through the reader response page included in each book plus the Reading Assessment Tool offers innovative reading assessment support through online miscue analysis.
  • Promotes cross-curricular learning with books that match the Programmes of Study for English, history, science and geography.
  • Gets your pupils off to a secure start with reading using 72 decodable phonic readers and a unique phonics programme Song of Sounds.
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