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Suggested Reading Books
Y1 Suggested 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
Y2 Suggested 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
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
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.
If you have any questions about our Reading curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact our Primary English Coordinator:
Miss Maria Adams