Event: Big Fish, Little Fish

October 2008

Big Fish, Little Fish is when a Year 6 child (big fish) is paired with a reception child (little fish) and the Year 6 child helps the reception child build their confidence, settle in to the school and feel welcome.

The Year 6 child goes down to reception every day and eats dinner with the reception child and plays with them in the playground. Furthermore, once a week the Year 6 child reads with their little fish and plays number games with them, teaching them the ability to count and write numbers correctly. As a result it helps them too discover their independence.

All of Year 6 pupils have said they have enjoyed working with their little fish.

by Tamika, Siana and Ethan

Helping the Little Fish choose his school dinner.
Little Fish and Big Fish eating dinner together.