Fairfield High School library (Learning Resource Centre)
ACCELERATED READER - YOU CAN NOW QUIZ AT HOME!
If you would like to take a quiz on the book you’ve read, go to this link for our school:
Enter your school login details and you will be able to take quizzes on books you have read. You can also use this link to check if your book has a quiz.
As a reminder, your log-in details will look like this:
Password (just the numbers from your date of birth): DDMMYYYY
We want you to know this is optional – you can do this if you want to.
Please email email@example.com if you have problems logging-in.
BRISTOL TEEN BOOK AWARD
Over the coming weeks Bristol Teen Book Award librarians will be shortlisting for next year’s award. Have a look at this exciting longlist:
VISIT THE HAY FESTIVAL ONLINE!
There is nothing quite like listening to an author talk about what inspires them to write. Head over to the Hay Literature Festival website from Monday 18th May where you will find some of Fairfield’s favourite authors talking about and reading from their books. For free!
MORE ONLINE RESOURCES
Run out of books to read at home? Did you know Bristol Libraries have eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines, all available online for you to read at home? Find out about new and existing library memberships here:
General Library Info...
Year 7 and 8 students 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 //www.arbookfind.co.uk/
A big thank you…
…to our parent volunteers who given up their time to listen to Year 7 and Year 8 students during library lessons. Reading aloud is hugely important to students who are still developing their reading practice. Thank you!
The library is open from 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday
We have more than 7000 books comprising a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and reference titles.
We get the daily i newspaper in the Library.
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.
A printer is available in the library for students’ use.
The library has a small shop selling stationery, calculators and memory sticks.
And there's our usual activities...
Our weekly activities include a comic book drawing club and a creative writing club. Our Homework Club runs before and after school each day (except Fridays after school) where help is at hand for all. The library is a great place to work on home-learning projects, with dedicated book collections and reading lists.
We receive free books for every book ordered, please click here for more details or to place an order.