Fairview Primary School

Fairview Primary School

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Buddy Reading

Each year during the summer term, pupils in Primary 7 are 'paired' with pupils in Primary 1 and become 'Buddies'. These buddies read to one another and discuss vocabulary in the stories.

P1 teacher Mrs. Graham says, "The buddy scheme is fantastic. The P1 pupils learn so much from the older P7s and form very strong bonds. It's great to listen in to their conversations and hear the children talking openly about themselves, their hobbies and the things that have happened that day."

"I enjoy the buddy reading because I get to help the P1s improve their reading.I also look forward to seeing my buddy every week." - Rachel Hill P7K

"My P7 reading buddy helps me learn to read." - Jessica Gault P1G/D

"My buddy is amazing. He is a good reader and I like when he reads me a story." - Andrew Pollock P1G/D

"I like to read a story with my buddy and she helps me." - Eva Bowden P1G/D

"My buddy helps me to learn new words." - Jude Semple P1G/D

Below are a selection of the 'Buddies' in action.