Buddy time is a different type of lesson in our school week. When we walk into Reception we look for our smiling buddies. We are uplifted to be able to get to know a younger friend. I love sharing new books with my buddy and helping her learn phonics (one of Year R’s favourite tasks). Most weeks we run a phonics race; when Mrs Fine calls out a phonic sound and we have to race against the other buddies with the same sound. It reminds me of when I was 5 years old, learning letter sounds. My favourite letter sound were ‘o’ and ‘k’ (for Katy!).
Katy, Year Six