Each year, when we ask the children of Year 5 what they are most looking forward to, the majority respond, ‘Getting a buddy!’ This year has been no exception, and the children eagerly awaited the ‘grand reveal’ to find out who they would be paired with.
The first meeting reinforced what makes Brabyns so special! The Reception children, although quiet at first, soon got to know their ‘big’ buddies, and they enjoyed finding out a little about one another. We have already shared fruit snack time with each other, and the Year 5 children have done a great job of helping the children to settle in, especially at playtimes and in assembly.
As the year progresses, they will be reading to one another, sharing craft activities, and developing relationships will which last, in many cases, beyond their Brabyns years.