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Reading Vipers

Reading is fundamental to education. Proficiency in reading, writing and spoken language is vital for pupils’ success. Through these, they develop communication skills for education and for working with others: in school, in training and at work. Pupils who find it difficult to learn to read are likely to struggle across the curriculum, since English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching. This is why the government is committed to continuing to raise standards of literacy for all.

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the Reading Framework

Reading is very important. Reading increases knowledge of correct syntax and grammar, along with robust vocabulary knowledge, resulting in improved writing skills. Students who read 20 minutes per day are known to score significantly higher on standardised tests of reading.



 5 Benefits of Reading

  • Reduces stress and helps you relax. 
  • Improves your concentration and memory. 
  • Vocabulary expansion and strengthens your writing abilities. 
  • Enhances your knowledge. 
  • Increases your imagination and creativity.


At Larkspur we have introduced Reading 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






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Reading Vipers is being used throughout the school on a daily basis. 

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