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Phonics and Reading Schemes 

Phonics

We use Letters and Sounds

Please see the link below:

Letters and Sounds

Please also read the parent leaflet here.

How we teach reading

Reading at Brightlingsea Primary School

Reading VIPERS, which is the mnemonic we use, is our way of teaching and assessing the skills that we focus on in reading. The 6 domains focus on the comprehension aspect of reading and not the mechanics: decoding and fluency. These are taught additionally. All children will be working on VIPERS during class reading, whether it is reading as a class, in a small group, or one-to-one with an adult. As such, VIPERS is not a reading scheme but rather a method of ensuring that adults ask, and children are familiar with, a range of questions.  They allow the adult to track the type of questions asked and the children’s responses to these which allows for targeted questioning.

 

V= vocabulary

I= infer

P=predict

E=explain

R=retrieve

S= sequence (KS1)

S= summarise (KS2)

All reading domains are covered by these 6 skills.

 

For lots more information and examples of how you can help your child with these core skills, please click here.