Reading - The Brunts Academy


The Brunts Academy are reading enthusiasts and actively encourage staff and students to read both in and outside of school. Here’s some of our recent and on-going reading activities:

Genre of the Month


Poem of the Week


Recovering Sounds from Orthography or

Brush up Your English


I take it you already know

Of tough and bough and cough and dough.

Others may stumble but not you,

On hiccough, through, lough and through.

Well done! And now you wish, perhaps,

To learn of less familiar traps.


Beware of heard, a dreadful word

That looks like beard and sounds like bird,

And dead–it’s said like bed, not bead.

For goodness’s sake, don’t call it deed!

Watch out for meat and great and threat:

They rhyme with suite and straight and debt.


A moth is not a moth in mother,

Nor both in bother, broth in brother,

And here is not a match for there,

Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,

And then there’s dose and rose and lose–

Just look them up–and goose and choose,

And cork and work and card and ward,

And font and front and word and sword,

And do and go and thwart and cart.

Come, come, I’ve hardly made a start.


A dreadful language? Man alive,

I’d mastered it when I was five.




Readathon Website

World Book Day Rolling Story – Years 7 and 8

World Book Day Rolling Story – Years 9 and 10

World Book Day Rolling Story – Year 11


Scholastic Book Fair – Thursday 15th – Tuesday 20th September 2016

All Years 7 to 9 students will have a chance to go down and browse during their allocated English lesson.

The fair will be open at lunchtime every day for all students to buy books from as little as £3.



Whole School Reading Lesson – Friday 24th June

On Friday 24th June, the Academy came to a stop for 30 minutes with staff and students taking part in a whole school reading lesson! The actual lesson was very simple – all staff have to do was either read the opening chapter of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ to their class (or play them the video of JK Rowling reading it if they’re not confident doing this) and fill any of the remaining time with discussion about what they have just read.

The event was witnessed by Lucy Trinder, of Dalmatian, and Matt Freeman, of Mansfield 103.2. A huge thank you to Mr Husband, Literacy Co-ordinator, for organising this – all staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the lesson!



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