At Greenbank Primary School we aim to create a stimulating environment in which children are given opportunities to enjoy books, read for pleasure and are motivated to want to read independently. We strongly believe that pupils should read for different purposes, read widely across all subjects, acquire the key phonics skills for decoding and understand the rules governing the structure of language.  We believe success in reading has a direct effect on progress in all areas of the curriculum and is crucial in developing children’s self-esteem, confidence and motivation.   


The following pages explain how this concept works and gives you ideas for how each type of question might look for pupils.

KS2 Reading Vipers

Year 3 Vipers Targets

Year 4 Vipers Targets

Year 5 Vipers Targets

Year 6 Vipers Targets


Our children are encouraged to read in as many situations as possible.  Reading takes place in all areas of the curriculum, using books and electronic devices. Children also have access to a wide range of interventions, including Lexia and Reciprocal Reading.