Once a fortnight our whole school comes together to take part in shared reading, also known as 'buddy reading'. This is a brilliant experience for our younger pupils, as the older children demonstrate fluent reading, they are exposed to the story language, enjoy the positive experience of being with and forming a friendship with some of our older children. For the older children it gives them an opportunity to develop their speaking and listening skills, patience, responsibility and empathy. They also get a chance to enjoy some of their favourite books from their younger years!
They keep the same partner each week so they get a chance to really establish the relationship.
There are currently three lunch clubs run by Key Stage 2 pupils for the younger children. They complete a range of activities, including drawing, stories and drama.
Each child painted an individual picture of the Queen. These were then put together to create one large picture. We were very excited to see the 70 appear on the image!