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A Literary Leaf for Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow

Avaliable Spring 2022

KS: Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 5

Literary Theme: Belonging & Acceptance

Author(s): Benjamin Dean

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a 15 session Literary Leaf for Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow and covers all aspects of the Key Stage 2 content domain. Archie’s family are going through a challenging time and we follow Archie, who enlists the help of his loyal friends, as he tries to make his family happy again. Amongst other things, this Literary Leaf focusses on looking for clues in the text to support inferences as well as summarising events and dialogue succinctly.

Synopsis of Text:

My name’s Archie Albright, and I know two things for certain:
1. My mum and dad kind of hate each other, and they’re not doing a great job of pretending that they don’t anymore.
2. They’re both keeping a secret from me, but I can’t figure out what.

Things aren't going great for Archie Albright. His dad's acting weird, his mum too, and all he wants is for everything to go back to normal, to three months before when his parents were happy and still lived together. When Archie sees a colourful, crumpled flyer fall out of Dad's pocket, he thinks he may have found the answer. Only problem? The answer might just lie at the end of the rainbow, an adventure away. 

Together with his best friends, Bell and Seb, Archie sets off on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey to try and fix his family, even if he has to break a few rules to do it...


Belonging, courage, LGBTQIA+


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