Friday 19th June
English: Final chapters of The Boy at the Back of the Class.
I hope you have all enjoyed this story. This is the 2nd time I have read this book and think it's a fantastically moving story which makes you think about how lucky we are to be safe and happy at our school and in our homes. It also makes me think of how brave refugee children and their families are and how scary it must be to be in the situation that they are in.
We are all doing the same maths task today. I have set up a Battle of the Bands on TTRS which will start at 10am today and finish at 10am on Monday. You should have your log in details in the front of your Home Learning books but if you can't remember yours, go on to J2e and share a document with me and I'll send your details as soon as I can.
Also, please complete one page of your Mental Arithmetic book. If you are able to, mark your work with a parent, adult or older sibling at home.
Take a look at this video from 2016. Half of the children in this video are refugees from around the world who were situated in refugee camps.
Write down 3 questions you would want to ask a refugee child.
Now watch the video below about a school in Gloucestershire that has lots of refugee children attend.
Imagine a refugee child, like those in the video above and Ahmet in the story we've been reading. What would you do to make these children feel at home and safe at our school? Write down a list of 5 things you'd do and make sure to give reasons why.
The next video is very thought provoking- which means it will make you think about these children/people and about what thier lives must be like.
Even though it may be hard to imagine, I would like you to put yourselves in their shoes. Imagine having to leave your home, to another country and never return to it as it is far too dangerous to live safely. Choose 1 thing that you would miss the most and why. Share this with your family.
Thank you for participating in such an important week. Although we don't have any refugee children at Abberley, we must realise that there are children very close in Worcester, Gloucester and other cities and towns that have fled conflict and terrible disasters, looking and hoping for a better life. I hope you have all had the chance to think and empathise with the children and families in the videos and through the activities that you have taken part in throughout the week. I hope you have enjoyed 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' and can now just try to imagine how life is so different and difficult for children around the world.
Miss Hughes :-)