Altarnun and Egloskerry Literary Canon

High quality texts are at the centre of all of our learning, both in reading and writing and across our curriculum.

Our Literary Canon represents a selection of the books that we, alongside our partners at Altarnun, believe enhance children's creativity, vocabulary and imagination.

Our text choices highlight the range of incredible local authors and poets, as well as celebrating our the diverse world, through mindful and inclusive texts.


We use VIPERS to support the development of reading comprehension across our school. VIPERS is an acronym to aid the recall of the 6 reading domains as part of the UK’s reading curriculum. They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehension of texts. Children are provided with a bookmark that gives examples of questions that parents can use to support their reading comprehension at home (also shown on the left for KS1 and the right for KS2)

VIPERS stands for: Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Sequence (KS1) or Summarise (KS2)

Reading parent workshop 2022 - dojo.pdf