About the Read in to Writing The Boy at the Back of the Class unit:
Suggested year group: Year 5
Length of unit: 6 weeks/30 sessions
Themes and topics: Migration and immigration, the refugee crisis, belonging, friendship, courage, tolerance, making a difference
Writing outcomes: A piece of persuasive writing, free writing, a letter to the Prime Minister, the next part of the story, a news broadcast, a speech and a news feature
About The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q.Rauf:
Together, some friends at school come up with a daring plan to help Ahmet, a new refugee boy in their
class. Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child’s perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense.