Reading Buddies

The Reading Buddy system supports early literacy development. Primary 7 volunteers buddy with children from Primaries 2 and 3 and meet with them several times a week. They listen to the children’s reading and talk to them about the text. The volunteers are paired with individual pupils and they work together over the course of a term.

The volunteers participate in a training session led by a teacher which focuses on the skills and strategies the children are learning as early readers. The Reading Buddies then support their buddy in reading sessions and help them to understand the text as well as simply reading the words. The Reading Buddies meet regularly with a Support for Pupils teacher to discuss their support.

The Reading Buddies for 2018-2019 are:

P7A: Harris, Owais, Hugh, Hamna, Ewan, Cameron and Cameron

P7B: Abdullah, Finn, Judah, Kate, Andrew, Billy and Sherwan

Our Action Plans are available below:

Reading Buddies Action Plan 2018-2019

Reading Buddies Action Plan Jan 2018

The volunteers participate in a training session led by teachers which focuses on the skills and strategies the children are learning as early readers. The Reading Buddies then support their buddy in reading sessions and help them to understand the text as well as simply reading the words. The Reading Buddies meet regularly with a Support for Pupils teacher to discuss their support.

The Reading Buddies are given an information leaflet with ideas and suggestions for each reading session. You can see this leaflet by clicking on the link below.

Reading buddies information leaflet October 2017

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