Working on persistence and resilience? Why not use the story of a robin ...

Robins aren't just for Christmas. The Michael Morpurgo Coming Home story, read by the author at is just brilliant for helping children to explore ways of not giving up in the face of difficulties.

You can find  lesson plans to go with the story at

There is a nice KS2 literacy lesson plan with a dilemma activity that is perfect for SEAL, plus story mappping and exploring how the robin feels inside.

We're imagining an assembly with children entering to Bring me home from Les Miserables! Sob sob.

The book would also be good for work on refugees, exploring what it must feel like to leave your home for ever. There is a lovely lesson plan on what the word 'home' means to children.

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