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The Boy at the Back of the Class

3CB have been listening to this story as our class book. We are nearly half way through the book and want to find out what happens. We can't let a break in school stop us from hearing this story about Amet, the little boy from Syria. Mrs Buckland will read a chapter at a time in front of the camera (!) and upload it here. Stay tuned...

Chapter 11 - The Game of Scrabble

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Chapter 12 - Syrah and the Sea

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Just a warning - this is the saddest chapter in the whole book. It gets happier and funnier again as we continue to read.

Chapter 13 - The Something that Changed Everything

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Chapter 14 - The Three Plans

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Chapter 15 - The Greatest Idea in the World

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Well I've never visited the John Rylands Llibrary and I now really, really would like to. It looks like something out of Harry Potter! It's definitely on my list of places to visit once the lockdown is over.

Comprehension

When we read this book in class, it is 'reading for pleasure'. We do chat about what we've read and discuss new vocabulary, answering any questions that arise after each chapter. We don't use this text for comprehension though as we want them to develop a love of reading without always having to second-guess an author's motives!

 

While you are at home though, you may want to delve a little deeper into this story. Here are some questions that you could think about. Feel free to chat about the questions with a family member or to write your answers in the exercise book we sent home with you. We'd love to hear what you think about this book.

 

Chapter 16 - The Royal Letter

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Chapter 17 - The Emergency Plan

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Chapter 18 - Stan the Taxi Man

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Whoops! I accidentally uploaded chapter 20 this morning! Here's chapter 19....

Chapter 19 - The Queen's Palace

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Chapter 20 - The Cold Stream Guards

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The next chapter is a long one....grab a drink and a snack and then get comfortable! smiley

Chapter 21 - The Neighbours and the News

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In fact, the next few chapters are a bit longer. It means the quality of the video may be compromised a bit as I can only insert videos of a specific size on this website, so I'm having to compress them. Maybe it's better if you close your eyes and just listen!!! wink

Chapter 22 - World Wide Whispers - part 1

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This chapter was so long that I had to split it into two parts to upload it!

Oh and WHY does the website choose to pause me with such unflattering faces?! I've got my tongue sticking out in BOTH these clips!

Chapter 22 - World Wide Whispers - part 2

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Chapter 23 Brendan-The-Bully and the Breaking News

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Chapter 24 - The Interview - part 1

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Another long chapter, two parts again today!

Chapter 24 - The Interview - part 2

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Chapter 25 - The Queen's Message

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Chapter 26 - The Present

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Things to chat about from the back of the book...

Onjali Q Raúf reads from The Boy at the Back of the Class

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Ten-year-old Ahmet has become the Most Famous Refugee Boy in the World. In fact, he’s so famous even the queen wants to meet him – and his four best friends! So they’re off to Buckingham Palace, with a list of questions for her and one special challenge: will she help more refugee children like Ahmet? But when their journey is unexpectedly interrupted by an old enemy, it will take some quick thinking and an ingenious plan to make it to the palace – and the queen – on time. A heartfelt and humorous new story from Onjali Q. Raúf, the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class.   
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