Hello pupils, parents and visitors,
Thank you for taking the time to visit the 'Reading at Fairfield Road' area of our school website. Here, pupils, parents, staff and visitors will find a whole host of reading resources, ideas and inspiration.
In December 2023, Fairfield Road once again achieved the One Education 'Silver Reading Award' after originally earning the award in 2029. This recognises the high quality teaching and learning of phonics, reading and children's literature at our school.
We continue to work hard so that our pupils can decode, understand and enjoy everything they read at school, at home and in the wider world.
We invite you to explore each of the 'Reading Stars' below:
Reading increases a child's sense of achievement, confidence, self-esteem and widens horizons. It exposes learners to a richer variety of vocabulary and makes them more articulate. Reading can be entertaining, fun and inspire minds and imagination. At Fairfield Road we aim to foster a love of reading that stretches beyond the physical boundaries of our classrooms to homes and families.
Children who read for pleasure do significantly better at school. Children who read for pleasure make more progress in mathematics, vocabulary and spelling, as well as in reading.
(Institute of Education, University of London research 2013)
Evidence suggests that there is a positive relationship between reading frequency, reading enjoyment and attainment.
(Clark 2011; Clark and Douglas 2011).
Reading for pleasure is strongly influenced by relationships between teachers and children, and children and families.
(Cremin et al, 2009)