Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Term 5: Migrant and Refugee Experiences

Discovery Storytime Term 5: Migrant and Refugee Experiences

For this term’s Discovery Story Time, all year groups at Southborough are reading books about the experiences of refugees and migrants. For fifteen minutes each day, our teaching assistants read from a selection of non-fiction and fiction books from our Discovery Centre’s rich collection.


During Discovery Story Time, classes will be thinking about why it is important to read stories about refugees and migrants. Class texts will explore themes relating to identity, belonging, community and conflict. Pupils will be introduced to a range of new perspectives, experiences and viewpoints, considering how it may feel to leave your home and what it means to belong to a place. 


Pupils will be reading our Discovery Story Time books whilst considering the following school values: peace, perseverance, hope and compassion. Children will be encouraged to think about these values and how they might relate to the experiences of migrants and refugees. 


Classes will be reading the following books:


My Name is Not Refugee by Kate Milner

A Child’s Garden: A Story of Hope by Michael Foreman

Beegu by Alexis Deacon

Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Wisp: A Story of Hope by Zana Fraillon

Dreams of Freedom by Amnesty International

The Day War Came by Nicola Davies

Azzi in Between  by Sarah Garland

The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Boy, Everywhere by A.M Dassu

Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes? And Other Big Questions by Michael Rosen