Our class book for Autumn 2 was The Arrival by Shaun Tan, this is a graphic novel and tells the story of a man's journey to another land. As a class, we LOVED this book and the children were enthused to read more to discover what would happen to the main character. We produced some lovely writing from the novel from diary entries to non-chronological reports.
We were taken by surprise to find out that a mysterious gentleman had left a case in the office for Year 5. Intrigued, we made predictions as to who the man might be and what might be inside the case. Everyone had the opportunity to study the case and many took on the challenge of lifting it- we were HOOKED from the very start.
We looked at themes within the book and acted in role as a refugee on the colossal ship; replicating the interview process when arriving in the new country.