Reading at Home

To best support your children with their reading, please try to explore a story at least three times a week for about 5-10 minutes. Remember to listen to them read, but also give them the opportunity to listen to you read. If you need any help with this, speak to your class teacher.

We appreciate all the hard work that you do at home to support your child's reading and the Year 1/2 team are always here if you have any questions regarding reading.

Reading regularly will also:

  • Build confidence
  • Build a wider range of vocabulary
  • Help with spelling
  • Build a rich imagination
  • Support your child in every subject



We follow the VIPERS scheme through our guided reading.

Below is an outline of how this works:

VIPERS - key skills for readers!

Here is an example of some different questions for each skill:


Useful links

Here are some links of useful sites or stories that you can use at home to further support your child's reading development. We will continue to update this as the year progresses so please keep checking back for additional links!

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