BerkswichCE Primary School

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'My Beautiful Birds' by Suzanne Del Rizzo

          Whole School Book Day

Year Two thoroughly enjoyed completing activities linked to the book titled 'My Beautiful Birds' written by Suzanne Del Rizzo.This stunningly illustrated book is loosly based on a true story. It is a story about a young Syrian boy called Sami. He and his family have to flee their war-torn home in search of refuge. All Sami can think of is his pet pigeons. Will they be able to escape too?


When Year Two arrived at school they found colourful feathers all over their classroom and this new book in a nest at the front of their classroom. There was great excitement!

The children wrote predictions on feather templates about what they thought the story was going to be about. They discovered where Syria is in relation to our country by using world maps. They learnt a wealth of new vocabulary from this book and sorted these new words into nouns, verbs and adjectives. The children retold the story and created silhouette pictures.