This year 2 SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural development) Refugee themed unit of work is based on My Name is Not Refugee by Kate Milner. A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond can be used as an additional text and a class novel to link. My Name is Not Refugee addresses the issues of seeking refuge and migration in a sensitive and accessible way for young primary aged pupils. They can explore the character’s journey from home to a new place of safety, making parallels to the journeys many children have had to make.

The unit comprises 15 sessions of English planning and focuses on mastering key writing skills (grammar, vocabulary and punctuation) from the national curriculum. Opportunities to develop reading comprehension, writing composition and spoken language skills are also woven throughout the unit.

Mastery skills:

  • Use subordination (apply because, when; introduce that)
  • Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently
  • Use the progressive form of verbs in the present and past tense
  • Use punctuation correctly – introduce apostrophe for the possessive (singular)

Short writing opportunities:

  • Poster
  • Letters/messages
  • Descriptions of a journey
  • Poetry
  • Lists
  • Descriptions of new foods

Resources: PowerPoints, lesson planning and abridged methodology.

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This unit can be used individually or as part of a whole-school themed project with our other units on this theme.

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