Phonics and Reading Schemes

At Pendragon, we use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ synthetic phonics programme as the basis of our teaching of reading and spelling.
This is supplemented with a range of practical resources and games. In order to introduce all pupils to a range of texts presented in different styles and formats, we use books from different published schemes. These are organised using the PM benchmarked colour bands and can be fine graded using the reading recovery levels. Use of the PM running records also forms part of the assessment judgement used to move children from one band to another.