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Year 6

Our book for the Spring 1st half term is:

The only way is Badger

By Stella Jones and Carmen Saldana

What this book is about

In ‘The Only Way is Badger’, a rather direct badger builds a wall across the forest and instructs the other animals to be ‘more badger’. If they fail, they are thrown over the wall. The ending of the story provides much material for discussions about conciliatory behaviour and consequences of actions.  Children will talk about difference and how this is not something to be afraid of.  It also opens up discussion about how we all have different strengths – when Deer cannot dig as well as Badger, he is thrown out, rather than recognising what he can do. 

This book considers freedom of speech and what this means.  What is ok to be able to say and what isn’t?  Pupils will have time to consider this and to come up with their own opinions and answers.

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