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To support the teaching of reading in school, children are learning about the following VIPERS skills:


V - Vocabulary


I - Inference


P - Predict


E - Explain


R - Retrieve


S - Summarise/Sequence


In addition we hope the following links will also be useful:



What is comprehension?

An introduction to reading comprehension, exploring how children build their understanding of a text using a combination of background knowledge, vocabulary, language structures and inference.

Supporting your child's reading comprehension

Understand how to develop your child's reading comprehension.




The following guidance is taken from The Book Trust.




Martins Wood Primary School is part of Ivy Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10874173. The registered office is at Ivy Cottage, Rosemary Avenue, Enfield, EN2 0SP