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Year 6 had been reading 'Refugee Boy' by Benjamin Zephaniah. This is a powerful and inspiring story.

Early on in the book Alem, the central character, is abandoned by his father in a hotel just outside London. They have just fled Ethiopia/Eritrea because of persecution.

Another example from the same text is here.

Geography examples are here.

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We would not use this piece of work as a basis for setting targets etc

This boy has clearly tried to hard to use figurative language and has transformed the poem from the the first, to second , to third person. He has also carefully edited his work.

The teacher response is short and to the point.

A sticker is also used that indicates that more poetry will be written later on. You can see it here.

The children consolidate their understanding of figurative language at the start of the next lesson.