West Street Community Primary School and Nursery



It is important that children continue to read regularly which develops fluency as well as their vocabulary, these skills will allow them to flourish in many other areas of the curriculum. It also helps them to become better writers as they begin to understand how different techniques can be used to interest the reader.


Children are explicitly taught the skills of reading outlined in the National Curriculum through our whole class reading lessons, we ensure children are taught how to develop their Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Summarising skills (VIPERS) and consider a range of issues, authors’ intent and deeper meanings in texts.

Fostering a love of books and reading is of great importance. If children enjoy what they are doing, they will learn more effectively. A love of reading leads to better life chances.

During whole class reading sessions, children investigate new and unfamiliar vocabulary, learn how to understand what questions are actually asking and how to best answer them. We also work on reading speed and accuracy.

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Get in touch
West Street Community Primary School and Nursery
West Street, Colne, Lancashire BB8 0HW
Headteacher | Miss Sarah Watson | 01282 865840 | head@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
Bursar | Mrs Carol Franks | 01282 865840 | bursar@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
SENCO | Mrs Alysia Gupta | 01282 865840 | senco@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
Pastoral Lead | Mrs Andrea Peake | 01282 865840 | apeake@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
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