Through participating in a variety of activities they will become more confident when speaking in a familiar group. The children are encouraged to respectfully say what they like and dislike. We encourage the children to become independent and yet to ask for help if they need it. We value the children as individuals and children of God, who are encouraged to respect each other and the environment. We place great emphasis on social skills, such as using good manners, listening carefully to others and working together. Each child in Reception is allocated a ‘Buddy’ from Year 4. Activities are planned regularly for the children to spend time together. This is usually a very enjoyable and valued time for all involved!