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Mrs Saville's Virtual Library

At Hatfeild, we believe in the magic of reading. Our school is not just about teaching children how to read, but also about fostering a lifelong love for reading. We are proud to be a Reading for Pleasure School, where the joy of diving into a good book is celebrated every day.

What does it mean to be a Reading for Pleasure School?

  1. A Vibrant Library: Our school library is a treasure trove of books waiting to be explored. From timeless classics to exciting contemporary tales, there's something for every reader. Our librarians are passionate about books and are always on hand to recommend the perfect read.

  2. Reading Culture: Reading isn't just something we do in the classroom; it's woven into the fabric of our school culture. We have dedicated reading corners in every classroom, where children can escape into the world of imagination at any time. We also organise regular reading events, author visits, and book fairs to keep the excitement alive.

  3. Wide Range of Reading Materials: We understand that every child is unique, with different interests and reading preferences. That's why our library stocks a diverse range of reading materials, including fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, poetry, and more. Whether your child loves adventures, mysteries, science, or animals, they'll find plenty to feed their curiosity.

  4. Encouraging Choice: We empower our students to choose their own reading materials. Whether they want to explore a new genre, revisit an old favourite, or try something completely different, we believe that allowing children to choose what they read fosters a sense of ownership and enthusiasm.

  5. Celebrating Achievements: We celebrate reading achievements in our school. From completing a book for the first time to achieving reading milestones, every accomplishment is recognised and celebrated. Our aim is to instil confidence and pride in our young readers.

  6. Family Involvement: We recognise the importance of family in cultivating a love for reading. That's why we encourage parents to get involved in their child's reading journey. Whether it's reading together at home, joining us for storytelling sessions, or volunteering in the library, families play a crucial role in nurturing a love for books.

  7. Building Skills and Empathy: Reading for pleasure isn't just about enjoyment; it also helps develop essential literacy skills and promotes empathy and understanding. Through reading, children can explore different cultures, perspectives, and experiences, broadening their horizons and fostering compassion.


At Hatfeild, we are committed to creating a nurturing environment where every child can discover the joy of reading. Join us on this exciting literary adventure, and let's inspire a lifelong love for books together!