VIPERS and Vocabulary

Vocabulary is at the heart of our curriculum. Research has shown that pupils need to understand 98% of the words they read to understand what they are reading. Every class has a focus 'Word of the Week' which children are taught to use in context. They are also exposed to, and explicitly taught, a rich range of vocabulary through reading and the wider curriculum. All classes use a multi-sensory approach to VIPERS (Rob Smith - The Literacy Shed) to aid the teaching of comprehension skills.