Reading Buddies


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.

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Terrific Tudors!

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Sheffield United Health and Well-being Project

We will be working with SUFC over six weeks to learn more about being healthy, keeping healthy, our bodies and exercise. Our sessions consist of some learning in our class room and then exercising outside. This week we learned more about our bodies (organs and their purpose) and we played hand ball. We really enjoyed … Continue reading Sheffield United Health and Well-being Project