Phonics, Reading and Handwriting
Pendragon, we use the 'Storytime' phonics programme as the basis of our teaching of reading and spelling. This is a scheme that uses well-known popular children's story books to contextualise the sounds the children are learning. The children are immersed in a multi-sensory, interactive experience through the use of storytelling props.
Great Books Guide 2020: best new children's books
Here are 100 books from the last year that we think are great – and so will children.
Our priority is to get children excited about books, stories and rhymes because if reading is fun, children will want to do it. That's why we've put together this guide full of books we think are absolutely brilliant, carefully chosen to engage and excite children all the way up to age 11. We believe that the "right" book is always the book a child wants to read – and we hope this guide inspires you to find that book.