Alresford Primary School

Headteacher: Sarah Dukelow

Ford Lane, Colchester, Essex CO7 8AU

01206 822731


Teachers : Mrs Williams

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Tierney

Phonics and Reading-

At Alresford Primary School we use letters and sounds for phonics.

Letters and sounds - GOV.UK (

We do not follow a reading scheme, our early reading books are split into colours based on phonics phases.

We also use VIPERS-

What are Vipers?

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.

VIPERS stands for

  • Vocabulary
  • Inference
  • Prediction
  • Explanation
  • Retrieval
  • Sequence or Summarise


Please remember to use our class page for any information you need to know about year 3

if you have any further questions please email me on

Please see the Year 3 curriculum targets below...

Last update: 2021-09-12