The Library

TERM 6 – see all the suggested reading lists (different genres) below

REWARDS 

Term 6 is great time to reflect on our progress and reward our students for their efforts.

Tutor breakfast 

A huge well done to our winning tutor groups. Each year we promise a free ‘rewards’ breakfast to the tutor group who have worked together over the course of the year to read the most books and accrue the most Accelerated Reader points This year our winning tutor groups are:  

Word millionaires 

Huge congratulations to our word millionaires: 

Each time a student takes a quiz on their Accelerated Reader book, the number of words they read is calculated. When students reach a million words (no mean feat, we can assure you) they become one of our Word Millionaires. 

This year we will be providing each millionaire with a gift bag instead of our usual party as we continue to have protocols in place to reduce possible transmission of covid. 

Summer Reading Challenge 

This year we are encouraging our students to continue reading over the holidays with our summer reading challenge. Students can pick up paper copies in the library or download the packs below. We have updated our reading lists for the summer, so there is plenty of book suggestions to choose from. Read, relax, enjoy! 

Reading challenge Pack

Fairfield 50-fantastic-reads

FHS antibullying reading list 2020

FHS crime and mystery reading list 2021

FHS fantasy reading list summer 21

FHS gothic list summer 21

FHS war reading list summer 21

Summer Reading Challenge record excel sheet

Where to find great books

LIBRARY INFORMATION

Accelerated Reader:

All Key Stage 3 students (Y7, Y8 & Y9) take part in the Accelerated Reader programme.

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a software tool used for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. It is proven to raise literacy standards for students of all ages and abilities by motivating students to read more, suitably challenging books.

Students select a book at their individual level, read it at their own pace then take a short quiz to assess how well they have understood it. Feedback based on quiz results helps teachers and librarians to guide each student, to set targets and to direct on-going reading practice.

Accelerated Reader has more than 32,000 quizzes on fiction and non-fiction literature from over 300 publishers.

There are usually 5, 10 or 20 questions in a Reading Practice quiz depending on the length and complexity of the book. Approximately 200 new reading practice quizzes are added to the programme every month.

If you would like to check whether there is an Accelerated Reader quiz before choosing your next book, go to http://www.arbookfind.co.uk/

Resources:

Books

We have more than 7000 books comprising a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and reference titles.

Computers

We have 17 computers available for students to check emails, complete homework and carry out research during homework club, break and lunchtimes.

Displays and activities

Colourful displays on a range of topical issues are regularly updated to encourage students’ interest and participation. Books and resources on current homework topics are displayed in a dedicated area of the library.

From time to time we have visits from authors and illustrators, who talk about their work or run workshops with our students.

Printer/photocopier

A printer is available in the library for students’ use.

Stationery shop

The library has a small shop selling stationery, calculators and memory sticks