Welcome to our Reading at Farringdon Community Academy page.

This is where we will upload newsletters/ reading strategies/ links and competitions to all things reading! Keep an eye on this page as it grows!



At FCA we believe it is our duty to strengthen our students' reading skills so that they are set for life in the 21st Century. That is why we have invested in an online adaptive reading programme: Reading Plus. All students in Key Stage 3 complete 1.5 hours of Reading Plus activities both in one of their English lessons and for homework every week.

‘ Reading Plus is an evidence-based adaptive reading improvement programme. Designed to develop children’s reading skills by increasing their vocabulary, comprehension, metacognition – and silent reading fluency. Aimed at pupils in KS3 and above, Reading Plus has a readability range from Y2 to beyond GCSE. It supports pupils to develop the skills they need to read well and with confidence.’

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At FCA we know that reading is the gateway that makes all other learning possible, that's why we are investing in many interventions, groups, and competitions. Please take a look at our Reading Newsletter to find out more. 

Reading Newsletter (pdf)

Farringdon Summer Reading Challenge for Year 7 and Year 8 students. We would love all students to get involved to promote reading during the holidays and there is also the chance to win a Fire Tablet! 

All instructions are on the leaflet and students will be provided with a copy of the leaflet to take home.

Summer Reading Challenge  for Year 7 & 8 (pdf)

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Creegan 

Please see the top tips below and also remember to check out our recommended reads.

Year 7 Curriculum Bulletin thumb    Reading Buletin Feb21thumb       
Year 7 Reading Curriculum Bulletin
November 2020 (pdf) 

Year 7 & 8 Reading Curriculum Bulletin
February 2021 9pdf)

 Term 1 Reading Newsletter (pdf)


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