Our VIPERS are used in Key Stage 2 to support the teaching of reading. VIPERS is a mnemonic we use at school to cover the key comprehension skills that we teach as part of the National Curriculum.
We worked closely with James Parsons, a Brighton based cartoonist who had previously visited the school on a World Book Day, to design the characters. He was able to put our thoughts into pictures and drew our amazing characters! In 2021, we held a competition to name the VIPERS.
These are the winning VIPERS names:
Vocabulary - Violet
Inference - Igor
Predict - Pasher
Explain - Ellie
Retrieve - Romeo
Summarise - Sammy
The VIPERS are displayed in all Key Stage 2 classrooms.
We use the term ‘Reading VIPERS’ to encourage children to actively think about the comprehension skills they are using when they read.