At Ss John Fisher and Thomas More RC High School, we firmly believe that reading is a fundamental building block for a child’s education. We recognise the importance of reading in developing strong literacy skills and a love for learning. That’s why we have made reading a priority at our school and use two platforms, Accelerated Reader and Bedrock Learning, to support our students’ reading progress. We understand that parents and carers play a vital role in supporting their child’s reading development. We encourage you to be involved in your child’s reading practices and to support positive reading habits at home. This can include setting aside dedicated reading time, providing access to a variety of books, and discussing the books your child is reading. We also encourage you to familiarise yourself with the Accelerated Reader and Bedrock Learning platforms, as they provide valuable tools and resources to support your child’s reading progress.

Accelerated Reader


Pupils can access the Accelerated Reader platform using the following link:

All pupils should be aiming to complete around 20 minutes of independent reading daily. All pupils should aim to complete a minimum of two quizzes per half term. Pupils who fall behind with their reading will be invited to an after-school reading club by their class teacher.


To monitor and support your child’s reading, you can log in to Renaissance Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection and compatible browser. (All user names and passwords have been communicated via Synergy). User Name: [USERNAME] Password: [PASSWORD] To log in to Renaissance Home Connect

Bedrock Learning


Bedrock Learning is an online reading programme that encourages positive progress with comprehension and vocabulary acquisition. All pupils are expected to attain a minimum of 20 points on Bedrock weekly. Pupils who achieve more points are entered into prize draws! Here is the link for Bedrock Learning:

All pupils can log in using their school email and password.


To assist in monitoring and promoting reading at home, we have also issued all parents and carers with their own Bedrock Guardian account. To sign in, simply click on to the bedrock learning button above. Then, simply click on “Guardian Sign Up” and log in using the details we have provided to all parents / carers on Synergy.




If you have any queries or concerns relating to your child’s reading progress, please contact