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St Mary's C of E Primary School

Credenhill, Hereford

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Reading for meaning

In Year 3, we have reading for meaning sessions three times per week. This is where we explore a text and consider it through using reading skills, known to the children are VIPERS. (see below)

Where possible, we link our reading for meaning texts to the topic or genre.


Aut 1Aut 2Spr 1Spr 2Sum 1Sum 2



The Hodgeheg



The Story of Tutankhamun

Fantastic Mr FoxThe Iron ManEmil and the detectives

Emil and the detectives


Volcanoes Science text


Wherever possible this year, our English curriculum objectives will be taught in a cross-curricular approach linked to our History and Geography work. 

Our reading for meaning sessions will also, sometimes, link to topic themes but we also ensure children experience a range of texts and genres when reading and writing in Year 3.



The Hodgeheg


Cinderella of the Nile


Newspaper Reporting


Shape poetry


Fantastic Mr Fox


The First Drawing


The Iron Man


Escape from Pompeii 


Instructional Text - How to make a Roman Road