Reading at school

In Early Years, we teach reading through exposure to good quality literature, continuous provision, high quality phonics and small group/ 1 to 1 reading sessions.

In Key stage 1, we build on the skills taught in Early Years and begin to use the VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Sequencing) model of teaching both in Whole Class and small group reading sessions. These sessions last for half an hour each day, 4 times a week.

Once children become fluent readers, a wider range of reading material is provided to enable high quality discussions about content, broaden their vocabulary and develop confidence. The VIPERS structure continues in KS2, where whole class guided reading and small group, teacher-led groups develop comprehension skills.  Children read for half an hour every day as part of a planned reading session where teachers will lead questioning and further develop the children's reading skills.