Last week the new reception children met their Year 6 buddies.
Each year the new reception children in the school are assigned a 'Buddy'. This buddy is a Year 6 child who is there to partner them and help them out when needed. It might be enjoying Muddy Kitchen together, holding a hand on the way to the church, reading a book together or just for a chat at playtime. This is something the Year 6 children particularly look forward to, taking on a responsibility and sharing time with the new children.
The children all met and shared their 'Buddy Boxes' - these boxes are a shoe box with important things about themselves in. It provides something to talk about and helps them get to know each other.
I think everyone really enjoyed the time spent together last Friday judging by the smiles and the chatter that filled the hall.