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Buddy Scheme

St. Matthew’s is a friendly and nurturing school. Its size means that the first day at ‘big school’ may not be as daunting as joining a larger primary school and children get to know each other quickly. All children are also known by all the staff. We are all like a big family!

 To help all new Rabbits (Reception) children to settle in to ‘big school’, each child is immediately paired with one of the pupils from Badgers Class (Year 2) and Otters Class (Year 1). We also have a wonderful buddy bench in the playground.

This is what our children have said about having a buddy and spending time together at Buddy Playtime.

‘I like it because I get to play basketball with my buddies. I like teaching the Rabbits and learning from the Badgers.’

‘I also like to play with children who are not in my class, as I get to make new friends.’

‘I like buddy playtime , as I get to make new friends. I like looking after my Rabbit buddy. My Badger buddy has good ideas for games.’

 

 

 


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