Benton Dene Schools

Benton Dene Schools


Reading is a vital skill that will support children’s learning across our whole curriculum. As a school, we will ensure that all of our children are given the best opportunities to be taught to read with fluency, accuracy and understanding through a variety of discrete and cross-curricular learning opportunities. We want children in our school to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers. 

Essentially, we want children to enjoy reading and to read for pleasure.

The Reading books scheme used in school is The Nelson PM Scheme’. 

We continuously assess our children's reading levels using the PM Benchmark Reading Assessment to ensure they are reading books with an appropriate amount of challenge.

We also track progress using Local Authority Age Related Expectations and our own progress tracker.

Reading Guide PDF

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