East Grinstead, West Sussex

Class 5

Welcome to Class 5's page!

Our team: Mr H. and Mrs Cappello

Meet our Junior Governors

Reading VIPERS

In Class 5, we will be using the six 'Reading VIPERS' to aid the teaching of reading comprehension. Here are some examples of the VIPERS being applied to our class text, Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans.


VIPERS Definition Example question or task
Vocabulary I can identify specific words/phrases and their meanings. Write two adjectives that you could use to describe Graham Sopweed.
Inference I can understand what a writer is implying (so-called "reading between the lines").

"He figured that 'excuse me from school forever and make me Lord High Emperor of the Universe' wouldn't be deemed an acceptable answer, so he said nothing."


What does the author mean by this?


Prediction I can use information to make assumptions about how a text will develop. Now you have looked at the front cover and blurb, what do you think this book might be about?
Explanation I can use evidence from a text to support my ideas and conclusions.

What do you notice about the relationship between Mr Sopweed and Mr Boil?

Retrieval I can locate specific details from within a text at speed. Create a character profile of Mr Boil based on information given in Chapter One.
Summary I can identify the key events from a text and the order in which they are written. Summarise the main events of Chapter One.


Useful 'Reading VIPERS' links:

Our Mannequin Challenge

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We took the freeze-frames we created in English and turned them into a Mannequin Challenge - can you spot anyone moving?

Home Learning - Term 4

Two short homework activities are chosen every week in an area of English and/or Maths. In addition, there is a home-learning 'menu' with some optional tasks to choose from. Tasks in grey should be completed weekly. The last hand-in date for home-learning is Monday 29th March 2021.

Welcome to Class 5 - parent letter

'Meet the Teacher'