Home Page


Guided Reading

In guided reading this term we will be reading the following texts.



We are focusing on securing our retrieval and inference skills. To infer details about characters we will be making sure we find evidence in the text to support our ideas. 


In school we use the "VIPERS" approach. The following question starters will support your child when reading at home.




• How would you describe this story/text? What genre is it? How do you know?

• How did…? • How often…? • Who had…? Who is…? Who did….?





• How do these words make the reader feel? How does this paragraph suggest this?

• How do the descriptions of …… show that they are ……..

• How can you tell that……

• What impression of …… do you get from these paragraphs?

• What voice might these characters use?


Reading at Home

At River, our books are organised into coloured book bands and include books from a wide range of schemes.

We encourage children to become independent in their book choices and develop a love for reading. With this in mind, they may bring home a book they have previously read.  This could be because they have enjoyed it or simply forgotten they have had it before! It is good practise for children to re-read books to build up their fluency and understanding.

From term 1 children will be able to change their book as and when they are ready to.

Children should read every day. This could be with an adult, older sibling or independently. Children should be asked questions about what they have read to ensure they have a good comprehension of the text. You can use the VIPERS question prompts that we use in school to help create questions.

Please write in their reading record and adults will respond where needed should you have any reading related questions.

Your child will sometimes have the opportunity to read to an adult in school and so it is essential they bring their book and reading record daily.

Please also record any other reading opportunities children have engaged with at home. This may include texts such as comics, newspapers or recipes. The possibilities are endless!