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Moulsham High School

How To Support Reading At Home

At Moulsham High school, we believe strong reading skills goes hand in hand with nurturing confident and articulate readers. To help achieve we have developed a structured approach to what makes great reading which is encouraged in lessons whenever pupils are reading aloud. We believe, by developing these skills, it helps pupils to read more fluently and become better strategic readers. Why not try this at home when your child is reading any text aloud.



At Moulsham High School we subscribe to digital platform called Bedrock Learning. It’s designed for students aged 6 – 16, and it’s perfect for both home and school use and can be used on a mobile phone, tablet or computer device.

Bedrock focuses on improving vocabulary, grammar and subject-specific language skills. This helps students to gain the language and the literacy knowledge they need to do better in their studies.

Pupils can log in using the same username and password provided to them to log onto the school computer network.



What Books are Best?

We strongly believe that any reading is better than no reading! Whether that be comics to classic novels we encourage all pupils to read regularly – from years 7 to 11. To help, below is some links to some age-appropriate books.

All Years:

Age appropriate texts for ages 11-12:

Age Appropriate texts for ages 13-14:


Moulsham ‘Must Reads’

Here at 15 books that are great reads for all students to read during their time at Moulsham High School. There is a mixture here of modern thrillers and classic texts with a brief overview of the book. You can also find the links to where you can purchase these online.

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