KS 2

Lower KS 2 - Year 3 and Year 4

Mrs Ruth Prendergast

Lead Teacher for Y3

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Lead Teacher for Y4

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Year 3K
Year 3L
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Year 4N


Upper KS 2]

Year 5

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Year 6


Mr Neil Prendergast

Lead Teacher for Y5

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Lead Teacher for Y6

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Home support videos

English: Reading, grammar and writing

Y3 suggested books

The Sheep Pig by Dick King Smith

Ice Palace by Robert Swindells

Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson (Scholastic)

Kid Normal by Greg James

The World According to Humphrey by Betty G Birney

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

The Secret World of Penny Flint by Helen Cresswell

Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine

The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame

All Because of Jackson by Dick King-Smith

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

It was a Dark and Stormy Night by Janet Ahlberg

Y4 suggested books

Bill’s New Frock by Anne Fine (Egmont)

Charlotte’s Web by EB White (Puffin)

Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo (Egmont)

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman (Random House)

Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne (Random House)

My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons

The Peppermint Pig by Nina Bawden

The Elephant Chase by Gillian Cross

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

War Game by Michael Foreman

Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman

The House that Sailed Away by Pat Hutchins

The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphey

The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson

Y5 suggested books

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

Varjak Paw by SF Said (Random House)

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver (Orion)

The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars (Faber)

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce (Oxford University Press)

Beetle Boy by MG Leonard

Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Scholastic)

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Dial a Ghost by Eva Ibbotson

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

The Harry Potter Series JK Rowling

Heard it in the Playground by Allan Ahlberg

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

Scribble Boy by Philip Ridley

Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones

Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray

Y6 suggested books

Holes by Louis Sachar (Bloomsbury)

Clockwork by Philip Pullman (Random House)

Skellig by David Almond (Hodder)

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Railway Children by E Nesbit

Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden

The Crowstarver by Dick King-Smith

Awful End by Philip Ardagh

From Hereabout Hill

Granny by Anthony Horowitz

Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

Lion Boy by Zizou Corder

The Weathermonger by Peter Dickinson

What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge

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.

If you have any questions about our Reading curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact our Primary English Coordinator:

Miss Maria Adams

maria.adams@parklane-is.com