In school reading has a high priority and we involve pupils from different classes by giving them responsibilities to contribute to the life of the school by becoming a reading buddy.

Our buddies are proud to be part of the scheme and help to share their skills and expertise as readers with younger pupils.

Our Flinty Fell partners really enjoy reading to our younger pupils showcasing the skills they need to become confident and fluent readers, they then listen to their partners reading their RWI book which is matched to the children’s needs so they can help to practise and apply the sounds they are learning in their RWI sessions as well as developing voice choice to bring the books to life!

We really enjoy our paired reading time and it is a highlight of our Friday afternoons with no shortage of willing helpers ready to read to the children in Cross Fell.