St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Learning to live out our calling with compassion and love.


Reading lessons are based on a new text every 2 weeks. We use the VIPERS reading domains to ensure secure and sound comprehension of a text.

V - Vocabulary (focus on word meaning)

I - Infer (finding clues in the text to answer questions, based on inferred meaning)

P - Predict (using the text to predict what might happen next)

E - Explain (Children to explain, using the text, why they have given a certain answer)

R - Retrieval (Retrieving basic information from the text)

S - Sequencing (Putting events from the text in the right order.