West Street Community Primary School and Nursery


Reading regularly is vital in Year 6 as it helps the children broaden their vocabulary, and enables them to make better progress in every curriculum area. It also helps them to become better writers as they begin to understand how different techniques can be used to interest the reader.

Reading has an enormous impact on children’s learning. For this reason, we have a huge focus on the teaching of reading. We use whole class reading sessions to improve children's understanding of reading skills using the VIPERS skills.

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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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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