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Reading Buddies at Coppull Parish

The children in Year 5 have been given a very important role this term of helping the children in Year 1 with their reading.  Each child has chosen their own 'buddy' who they listen read on a weekly basis.

In class, Year 5 discussed the importance of reading and how they could help the children in Year 1, in particular those who are struggling with their reading. 

Here are just a few ways that the Year 5 children thought they could help their buddy...

  • Point to the words as they are reading
  • Help to sound out tricky words
  • Discuss the pictures and ask questions
  • Read the text together
  • Be patient with them
  • Try and show them that reading is fun!
How else do you think they could help their buddy?

It has been really lovely to see Year 5 working so well with their buddy, especially as they are so encouraging and helpful.  Keep up the good work!