Fairfield Park Lower School

Reading for pleasure 

A door to success



Aside from the sheer joy of exercising the imagination, research shows reading for pleasure improves literacy, social skills, health, and learning outcomes.

 Reading for pleasure, is also referred to as independent, leisure or recreation learning.

 At Fairfield Park we promote this reading pleasure through the wealth of books used in the curriculum and books read with the children. Our books our displayed on class doors, all classes have special reading areas, our libraries and learning Streets are inviting and adults model enjoyment of books by sharing these through class activities, project weeks, diversity days and assemblies.

 Please see staff recommendations and our reading newsletters and enjoy books!


Staff Recommendations


 "Little Glow" by Katie Sahota and Hary Woodgate

Mrs Stone has brought this book for classes to enjoy on our Diversity day and has shared it in assemblies. The joy of reading is the pleasure in sharing books with others, please enjoy! 



 "Where Bjorn Belongs" by Samuel Langley-Swain

A recommendation from Mrs Knights.  A heartfelt Christmas story of friendship and belonging, centred around the unbreakable bond between a boy and a bear, with a message about sustainability at the heart. Due to his autism, Arctic-enthusiast Arthur does not like Christmas, the noise, the lights, and the crowds. He keeps his precious toy polar bear close for security, but after losing him and asking Father Christmas for a new one, he wakes up to find a REAL polar bear in his garden! Arthur names his new friend Bjorn, and in spite of his best efforts to keep him cold and happy, it soon becomes clear that he needs to help his friend return to where he belongs. Time for some more Christmas magic…



Reading Newsletters


 Reading Newsletter Autumn 2021

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Reading Newsletter Summer 2021

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Reading Newsletter Spring 2021

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Reading Newsletter January 2021

reading newsletter spring 2021.pdf