The Pochin School is currently constructing this curriculum page. If you require further information please contact the school office.

The curriculum at The Pochin School this year may look slightly different to the plans below. This is due to staff members adjusting topics taught to support pupils/ classes who have been affected by Covid this academic year. The plans and topics are regularly reviewed to meet the needs of our pupils.

Intent, Implementation, Impact

World Book Day 2022

This year, World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March!  The children and staff will be dressing up as one of their favourite books characters and taking part in the World Book Day Potato Challenge – watch this space for photographs!

World Book Day Recommendations


Please see below some top tips for sharing stories with your children:

Top Tips For Sharing Stories

Sharing Stories With 5 8s Parent Information Leaflet

Sharing Stories With 9 12s Parent Information Leaflet

Why not try listening to an audiobook?  Click here for free audiobooks!

The Top 100 Books to Read Before You Leave Primary School

A great list of books, voted for in the TES, for children of all ages, old and new, classics and recently published. These books are sure to inspire more reading and a love of books for years to come….

Top 100 Books

Reading Key Objectives

Please find below the expectations for reading rom Year 1 to Year 6.  These are the core objectives that the children need to be able to do in order to be working at age expectation:

Y1 Key Reading Objectives

Y2 Key Reading Objectives

Y3 Key Reading Objectives

Y4 Key Reading Objectives

Y5 Key Reading Objectives

Y6 Key Reading Objectives

Reading Question Stems

When reading with your child at home, it would be great if you could ask questions and discuss their understanding.

At The Pochin School, we use VIPERS to question the children’s understanding.

V – Vocabulary

I – Inference

P – Prediction

E – Explain

R – Retrieve

S – Sequence

Please see below some ideas to support the different type of questioning we use at school.

The six domains focus on the comprehension aspect of reading and not the mechanics: decoding, fluency etc.  VIPERS is not a reading scheme but rather a method of ensuring that teachers ask, and pupils are familiar with, a range of questions.  They allow the teacher to track the type of questions asked and the children’s responses to these which allows for targeted questioning afterwards.

“A book is a gift that you can open again and again!”

EYFS Suggested Reading Books

Year 1 Suggested Reads

Year 2 Suggested Reads

Year 3 Suggested Reads

Year 4 Suggested Reads

Year 5 Suggested Reads

Year 6 Suggested Reads

Books of the Month