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

Morpheme of the Week

We are thrilled to announce a weekly literacy initiative designed supercharge our students’ vocabulary and expand their understanding of language: “Morpheme of the Week”! At Fisher More High School, we believe that empowering our students with strong language skills is a key foundation for success in their academic and professional journeys. That’s why we’re excited to bring you this innovative program designed to make language learning engaging and accessible.

What is “Morpheme of the Week”?

“Morpheme of the Week” offers a dynamic educational journey that will take our students on an exploration of the building blocks of language. Each week, we will present a fun and interactive video resource, complete with engaging animations. These videos will unravel the mysteries of word roots, prefixes, and suffixes, helping our students decode unfamiliar words with ease.

Why is this initiative important?

Understanding the structure of words is like having a secret key to unlock the richness of language. By exploring word roots, prefixes, and suffixes, our students will gain a deeper comprehension of how words are constructed. This knowledge will not only enhance their vocabulary but also boost their confidence in communication.

How will it work?

Every week, our students can look forward to a new “Morpheme of the Week” video, which will be accessible through our school website, on social media and via YouTube. These videos are designed to be engaging and entertaining, making the learning process both fun and educational. Students will participate in “Morpheme of the Week” on Mondays and Tuesdays of PD time, and can rewatch at their convenience. We encourage them to discuss what they have learned with their peers and teachers and use their new knowledge in their own academic writing.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of “Morpheme of the Week” are vast and far-reaching:

Expanded Vocabulary: our students will learn new words and understand their meanings, allowing them to express themselves more effectively in both spoken and written communication.

Improved Reading Comprehension: knowing word roots and their meanings will enable our students to grasp the context of texts more easily, enhancing their reading comprehension.

Enhanced Writing Skills: Aadeeper understanding of language structure will empower our students to write more creatively and persuasively.

Confidence in Communication: as students become familiar with word roots and their meanings, they will feel more confident in conversations and presentations.

We are excited to embark on this educational journey with our students and help them unlock the power of language. “Morpheme of the Week” is just one of the many ways we are committed to providing a top-notch education and empowering our students to succeed.

Below is a link to all episodes (uploaded weekly) in chronological order:

Read More Books!

Introducing “Read More Books!” – Your Window to Reading at Fisher More High School

We are delighted to introduce our brand-new reading newsletter, “Read More Books!” This exciting initiative is designed to keep our parents, carers, and students well-informed about the myriad of reading opportunities available at Fisher More High School. Whether you’re a dedicated bookworm or just looking to explore the world of literature, “Read More Books!” is your key to discovering the joy of reading and nurturing a lifelong love for books.

What is “Read More Books!”?

“Read More Books!” is a termly newsletter dedicated to all things reading at Fisher More High School. Each issue is carefully curated to provide a comprehensive overview of the reading programs, events, and resources available to our students and their families.

What Can You Expect in Each Issue?

Reading Opportunities: stay up-to-date with the latest reading initiatives, challenges, and clubs happening at our school. From book fairs to literary competitions, “Read More Books!” will ensure you don’t miss out on any exciting reading events.

Book Reviews: discover a treasure trove of book recommendations and reviews penned by our students and staff. Whether you’re looking for the next gripping mystery or a heartwarming coming-of-age story, our reviews will guide you towards your next literary adventure.

Reading Tips: unlock the secrets to successful reading with expert tips and strategies. We’ll share advice on improving reading comprehension, fostering a reading habit, and creating a conducive reading environment at home.

Spotlight on Literacy: dive into articles that explore the importance of literacy in education and daily life. “Read More Books!” will shed light on the positive impact of reading on academic success and personal development.

Why “Read More Books!” Matters:

Connecting Families: “Read More Books!” serves as a bridge between school and home, fostering a shared enthusiasm for reading among parents, carers, and students.

Inspiration: discover the power of literature to inspire and ignite the imagination. Through “Read More Books!” we hope to encourage a lifelong passion for reading.

Supporting Learning: reading is fundamental to education. “Read More Books!” reinforces our commitment to providing the best learning opportunities for our students.

How to Access “Read More Books!”

“Read More Books!” will be available right here on our school website for easy access and can also be downloaded on the school’s social media platforms. Each term, you can expect a new issue brimming with reading inspiration and information.