KS 1

Meet the Year 1 Team

Angharad Jones

1A Class Teacher

Zoe Pickering

1A Teaching Partner

Anna Donnelly

1AD Class Teacher

Martina Zpevakova

1AD Teaching Partner

Cein Collins

1C Class Teacher

Thomas Hayden

1C Teaching Partner

Y1 Suggested Reading Books

Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Elmer by David Mckee

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright

Toys in Space by Mini Grey

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

Not Now, Bernard by David Mckee

Dr. Xargle’s Book of Earthlets by Jeanne Willis

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Tuesday by David Wiesner

Triangle by Mac Barnett

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Meet the Year 2 Team

Katie Why

2K Class Teacher

Jana Kurconoka

2K Teaching Partner

Ruth Prendergast

2R Class Teacher

Emerald Call

2R Teaching Partner

Y2 Suggested Reading Books

Salty Dogs by Matty Long

Don’t look in this Book by Samuel Langley Swain

Katie Morag’s Island Adventures by Mairi Hedderwick

The Dark by Lemony Snicket

The Adventure of Dish and Spoon by Mini Grey

Press Here by Herve Tullet

Pirate School: Just a bit of Wind by Jeremy Strong

A Man whose Mother was a Pirate by Margaret Mahy

Fungus and the Bogeymen by Raymond Briggs

George and the Dragon by Christopher Wormell

The Troll by Julia Donaldson

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor

Home support

Once the children have successfully completed the Read Write Inc programme, they go on to develop their comprehension skills in Whole Class Guided Reading sessions. These sessions allow children to read challenging and engaging texts. These stories have been specifically selected to stimulate your child’s passion for reading, giving them the ‘reading bug’. During Guided Reading sessions, we assess the children’s understanding of the text through engaging activities based on VIPERS.

What are Vipers?

VIPERS is an acronym to aid the recall of the 6 reading domains as part of the UK’s reading curriculum. They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehension of texts.

VIPERS stands for

Vocabulary Inference Prediction Explanation Retrieval Sequence or Summarise

You can find example questions for each of the VIPERS below. They can be used when listening to your child read at home. There is also a list of books for each year group, where you can find stories that are suitable for your child to read at home.