Garnet and Onyx Class have been very lucky over the last few weeks because we have had some amazing helpers in our class.
Miss Deighton invited Y5 children to take part in a Reading Buddies after school club with Reception children.
Each Y5 child was buddied up with 2 Reception children. They played lots of different Phonics games and listened to the younger children read which developed the Reception children’s ability to segment and blend words whilst also aiding their comprehension skills and consolidating their knowledge of how books are organised.
Miss Deighton was particularly impressed with the Y5 children’s mature and helpful manner towards the younger children. Instead of telling the Reception children what the words said they encouraged them to use their exsisting knowledge of Phonics to sound out the words. They also asked very specific questions to check their understanding of what they had read.
A great big thank you to all the children involved.