This year in 5C the students have been allocated a year 1 buddy from Miss Hart’s class. For term 1, each Wednesday afternoon, the year 5 students have been heading over to the Library, where they are teaching their year 1 buddy to choose and borrow a book. Once they have borrowed the book, they spend some time reading and discussing the story with them.
It has been excellent to see the year 5’s independence and leadership skills emerging during these sessions each week. They are really enjoying getting to know the younger students in the school and experiencing a mentoring role. Across the course of the year, we will be doing numerous other activities with the year 1 students both inside and outside of the classroom. These activities are great for solidifying the knowledge that our year 5’s already know and also giving them opportunities to develop their social skills.