Reading from Years 2 – 6
At Badger Hill, we use the anagram VIPERS to help children recall the 6 reading domains that form the ‘comprehension’ component of the National Curriculum: vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summary. From Year 2 onwards, children will be taught to apply these skills across a broad range of texts through a variety of activities, including whole-class discussions and debates, paired work and independent tasks. Children will continue to develop their fluency and for those who require it, phonics and will continue to be taught.
Our reading curriculum is designed in such a way that skills are revisited and built upon year after year, so that all children become fluent, confident readers by the time they reach secondary school.