Year 5 children can become Reading Buddies for our KS1 children who need some additional one-one reading opportunities.
The year 5 children support and encourage all of the readers by using the reading training skills and techniques they have been taught. These include using phonic sounds, reading the sentence around an unknown word and using pictures for clues.
They also ask the reader questions about the book to help them to develop their understanding of the text and help them to choose a new book.
This responsibility is a valued resource as it allows both children to learn and grow in confidence with reading.