At Breage C of E School, we use VIPERS as the approach to the teaching and development of reading comprehension. 

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


As you know, reading is a lifelong skill which we strive to develop as your child continues their journey through school. Children need to develop a love of books. This is an important part of the school curriculum, but it is also a philosophy that we wish to embed. To further develop the love of reading we are introducing ‘READING KARATE’. This is a reward-based system for reading at home which results in the children moving up through coloured ‘bands’ depending on how much they are reading for pleasure. Exact details of this system are on the back of this letter. We would greatly appreciate your support with this new initiative, not only by listening to your child read but by perhaps sharing some of your favourite books from childhood with them too. By developing a shared interest between teachers, parents and children we are hoping to create a passion for reading in our children, whether it is through comics, Kindles, books, or even newspapers and we can achieve this by working together.

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