Reading is a huge part of the curriculum at Fairfield School and we encourage lots of opportunities to immerse and develop different reading experiences within the school day.
We have a fantastic library in school and this enables us to provide a rich and varied book provision. Many pupils spend time visiting the library both as part of a 1:1 session, group time or to enjoy story sessions run by the pupils.
The books have been carefully designed to support the many different abilities and needs within the school. Below showcases some of the ways the books have been resourced in our library.
- Book Provision for Early years through to Post 16 (Older readers)
- Topic Linked Books.
- Makaton Books (with QR codes)
- Abilities in Me (Books which enable pupils to understand more about their abilities and needs such as Epilepsy, Autism etc)
- Books on Well-being (Supporting the PSD curriculum)
- Visual and Senses (Including books which support pupils with CVI).
- Books for older readers
- Non-Fiction and Fiction Books
- Music Books
- Books that support phonics within the curriculum
- Maths Books
Additionally, the library has iPads with reading books on, enabling pupils to enjoy books through technology. The iPad books are linked to topics in school. The iPads also contain favourite book requests and these can be updated to keep the interest growing. We also have 2 Toniebox’s which help pupils listen to stories independently. The pupil choses the story by selecting the linked character and placing it on the box.