Curriculum Overview & Subjects  

To view our curriculum please view the documents below. You can access subject focused documents by clicking the "Subjects" folder. Reading and Phonics documents can be found further down the page with examples of how they are implemented in school. 


If you would like to learn more about our curriculum please contact our Head Teacher Mr Cunningham.

Reading & Phonics Documents


The Scissett Reading Challenge 

"The more that you read, the more things that you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you will go"  Dr Seuss
As part of our approach to encouraging children to read more and a larger variety of reading materials, we have set up a reading challenge across our school.  Mr Cunningham introduced it in one of our worship times, and each class has now been shown their own target cards.  The aim is to read and achieve as many targets as possible.  Each target must be checked at home and MUST receive a signature from an adult as proof that the target has been achieved.  
"That's the thing about books.  They let you travel without moving your feetJhumpa Lahiri
Who will be the first children to receive the bronze mention in our Celebration Assembly on Fridays?  Will anybody be able to reach gold before the end of Summer?
"A book is a dream that you can hold in your hand"  Neil Gaiman
Good luck and we hope that you enjoy all the different texts and books that you will be reading.
"I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book " J K Rowling

Reading in Action

At Scissett CE Academy we believe that every opportunity to practise our reading skills should be taken.  We try to make this as varied as possible so that children are reading to different audiences and people.  We read as individuals and practise our comprehension skills.  We are currently using VIPERS to help us improve in this area.  We read as a class, especially in Key Stage 2 with some more challenging books, where we discuss events and the way that the text has been written.  We have a class share session where we get the chance to read with either older or younger children.  This can give us extra practise or allow us to perform our reading skills.  We are very lucky to have a range of Reading Friends who come in to help some of us read more regularly.  We may even sometimes read as a whole school in sessions such as Worship times.  We know that reading is very important and we do not want to waste one chance to get better at it.


We Love Reading
We have started to collect favourite books from adults and children who work in our School Community.  We will try to keep this updated and if there is a book that you would like to recommend make sure you listen for when the website will be updated and we will add some more to our gallery. 
Recommended Reading And websites

One of the questions we often get is how can we practise reading at home or are there new books that you would recommend for us to buy to read at home.  Please find attached a range of websites with activities and free resources.  There are also recommended books for different reading ages. Please keep checking the BooksTrust site as they update their reading lists on a monthly basis with new and exciting books which you may not know have been released.  And remember reading can include magazines, blogs, newspapers, non-fiction texts.  So make sure you have access to a complete range.  We hope that this helps.


Name Description Link
BBC Nursery Songs A collection of nursery songs from the Early Learning series Listen and Play and Playtime. Click
Book Trust Suggested books for children, advice on how to read with your child, book lists, fun games, competitions to win free books, Children's Book Club etc. Click
Love Reading Expert recommendations and opening extracts of books. Click
Oxford Owl Phonics advice and access to free E-Books. Free to register. Click
Pearson Publisher’s website designed to give parents help and advice for reading with children. Click
Phonics A useful website featuring free resources for KS1 (and the option of subscribing) Click
Read for my  School Reading competition for Years 3- 4 featuring a great range of books, including those for the struggling reader. Click