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My letter of complaint to David Cameron

West Thornton Primary Academy

Rosecourt  Road

Croydon

CRO 3BS

Surrey, UK

Monday 16th May 2016

10 Downing Street

London

SW1A 2AA

Surrey, UK

Dear Mr Cameron

I will be writing to you today to tell you why I think Femi and Sade should stay in London and why they deserve to be here safely with their parents-they are innocent and that is why I am writing to you, to tell you how.

First of all they have have had a lot on their plate in Nigeria, you probably do not know about this sad story but their father is actually an outspoken journalist and most of the country don’t like this so gunmen are trying to find him. So far they have killed his beloved wife (Femi and Sades parents) but in fear of his children being murdered next in this catastrophe a lady named Mrs. Bankole helped smuggle them here. She also threatened them saying, if they mentioned her name to anyone she wouldn’t help (by telling the agent taking Papa to London) his Papa and them reunite again. As you can see they have had such a hard time lately and the last thing they want to do is go back to an unsafe country where people are trying to kill them and face the torture. They needed to be safe so desperately they missed their own mothers funeral and now look how this turned out.

Second of all I feel it is not fair to send Femi and Sade back to Nigeria, as they came all this way to the big city of London so they could have their right to freedom and have a proper life safe and sound, reunited with their dear old father, however if you send them back you are taking away their rights that everyone should have as they will not be left alone in Nigeria until the gunmen find them.

Now you have heard what has happened to them I am pleading you to help reunite these innocent children. If after reading this you still send them back I know you have deliberately sent them back still knowing what they will face. They have gone through a lot and now it’s your job to make sure they get the support they need during this horrible downfall.

Yours Sincerely

Afra


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A complaint to David Cameron

West Thornton Primary Academy

Rosecourt Road

Croydon

CR0 3BS

Surrey, U.K.

Monday 16th May 2016

10 Downing Road

London

SW1A 2AA

Surrey, U.K.

Dear Mr Cameron,

I am writing to you today to request and influence you to qualify Sade and Femi to stay in the country. There are many benefits and advantages of Sade and Femi staying in this country. To support these reasons, I have many proof and evidences to why they really need to stay in Uk which would make them feel more secured and safe.

Firstly, Sade and Femi didn’t do anything incorrect, it is just how their faith is decided and expressed. Can you at least tell me one thing Sade and Femi have done that is mistaken? Don’t you really think dispatching Sade and Femi back to Nigeria in Lagos is unfair? I really didn’t expect that much from you after being the Prime Minister of the Uk. Sade and Femi are already feeling very nervous and apprehensive about being in London, so do you think forwarding Sade and Femi back to Nigeria in Lagos is the right time now? Sade is only 12 and Femi is only 10 and they won’t really understand what type of situation they are really in. Sade and Femi have only embark on schools, Sade went to a secondary school and Femi went to a primary school named as Greenslades Primary School. Femi doesn’t really know what to do in this type of situation.

Secondly, if I was to be compared to Sade and Femi, there are many things I have considering Sade and Femi doesn’t really have that much things. I will be giving examples which shows to why Sade and Femi are very poor. Frantically, Sade and Femi’s mother had been shot and died because Sade’s dad had been an outspoken journalist, people wanted their dad to give warnings and the first warning was mama’s death. Sade and Femi didn’t have any money, they didn’t know that they were to struggle without money and left it back in Nigeria, in Lagos. They I’ll get use to it when they find best friends and buddy to explain them about their situation. Out of nowhere Sade and Femi don’t have any luxuries however children like me in the Uk have so many that we don’t even how much because it is very difficult to count all of them up. Sade and Femi doesn’t have a proper family after losing their mother and doesn’t have their real father living with them now. Sade and Femi – who were born in Nigeria- are living without any money. You don’t even pay your taxs, so do you expect Sade and Femi to have money?

In conclusion, I have raised the points to why you should agree of allowing Sade and Femi to stay in the country. Rarely, children shouldn’t have these type of situations. Please help Sade and Femi to stay in this country. Queen Elizabeth II states ‘ Saving children must be the most thing because the small children always believe grown up ; adults and we should never let them down.’ If Queen Elizabeth II ( the most important person in Uk) has an agreement, why don’t you agree?

Yours Sincerely

Tharsika


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My letter to David Cameron

Rose court Road

Croydon

Surrey

19/5/16

The RT Hon David Cameron MP

Prime Minister

10 Downing Street

London

SW1A 2AA

Dear Mr David Cameron,

I’m writing to you because I want you for Sade and Femi to stay in London because their mum had been shot and has died. Please just please let them stay for the rest of their lives. Don’t let them leave London and live in Nigeria because it is a dangerous place to live.

At Nigeria Sade was getting ready for school when their mum was shot .Then dad wanted to go to London with another lady but she didn’t tell her name. I’m wanting you to not let Sade and Femi go back to Nigeria. Right now Sade and Femi are going to school. Can you just let them learn a few things that they don’t know. They have a home with Mrs Graham – who is very kind – and has a son called Kevin, but he doesn’t want them in their house.

In my opinion I think Sade and Femi should Stay in in London to learn things they don’t know in mathematics and English for equations and history. Thank you for taking your time for reading my letter.

Your’s sincerely

Elijah Joseph


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A complaint to David Cameron

West Thornton Primary Academy

Rosecourt Road

Croydon

Cr0 3BS

Surrey, U.K.

Monday 26th May 2016

10 Downing Street

London

SW1A, 2AA

Dear Mr Cameron,

Once I have finished writing to you I hope it will change your mind about letting Sade and Femi stay in the country. I have many reasons on why Sade and Femi should stay in the country? I hope you understand. For these reasons I have proof and evidence on why they should stay in the country?

Here are the following reasons on why Sade and Femi should stay in the country. Firstly Sade and Femi have done nothing wrong, so they should be able to stay in the country, ( you should agree with that.) Sadly their Mother had died back in Nigeria. Gunmen had shot her, that why Sade and Femi are in London? Even though they have lost their mother- they could still handle the problems they have had.That has really affected them ( their Mother dying.) How would you feel if it was you? Sade wants to go back to Nigeria but staying in London will protect her. She feels nervous and anxious as Femi is not at school with her, so in school no family is with her. Femi and Sade are miles away from their family. Both of them feel abandoned. As you are the Prime Minister you should think about what is best for the country. You should also think about what is fair and what is unfair. Another reason why they should stay in the country is because they need help. Both of them can’t look after themselves. Why don’t you help them? Those are my reason on why Sade and Femi should stay in the country?

I am going to compare Sade and Femi to my life, there is many comparisons. This school ( West Thornton) has got lots of technology, in year six the children get their own IPad! Whereas Sade and Femi don’t get as much ICT as us. In some years of my school ( year four, five and six) they’re years have an open space. Basically they don’t have separate clases. I think Sade and Femi don’t have that in their school. Another comparison is that Sade and Femi don’t have money! If they did have money both of them would be able to eat and drink water. I have a family and we help each other. Sade and Femi’s family is across the world. They don’t even know where their Dad is! What could you do to help them?

For these reasons I think that Sade and Femi should be allowed to stay in the country, so they could protect themselves. I hope you write back to me. I think I have persuaded you on your thoughts about letting Sade and Femi stay in the country. Just think if you were in their situation.

Yours sincerely,

Sara


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My letter of complaint to David Cameron

West Thornton Primary Academy

Rosecourt Road

Croydon

Surrey

CRO 3BS

Friday 20 May 2016

10 Downing Street

London, England

SW1A 2AA

Dear David Cameron,

I am writing to you today to appeal politely and to influence you to permit these children ( Sade and Femi) to stay in the country. I would like you to allow Sade and Femi to remain in London. I come up with many reasons as to why you should let these poor children stay in London.

Firstly Sade and Femi  have done nothing wrong and they both feel  extremely scared and worried because this is there first time in London. In addition the children do not have safe and proper home . In fact the reason they came to London is because Nigeria is dangerous for them, also back in Nigeria their beloved mother was shot by two gunmen and this affected both of them. Above all they are only two small, poor children. How would you feel if you had to leave your family behind and go away on your own? I imagine you would feel anxious. At the moment Femi and Sade are terribly in danger if they do not find a permanent home or a foster home. Besides no harm will cone to you or England.

If I was compared to  Sade and Femi there would be a huge difference . Lets say you are planning to send them back to Nigeria I don’t understand what difference rights to they have. Furthermore if they go back to Nigeria they might get killed.

In conclusion I  have raised my points and I hope you agree to my statements and thank you for your time.

Yours sincerely ,

Maria


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Reflection of “The Other Side of Truth”

                                                                                         INTRODUCTION

In our reflection we will  be talking about what we think about the Other Side of Truth.  In the book  The Other Side of Truth there are two refugees called Sade and Femi.


                                                                                               OPINION


Orlando: I think the other side of truth is interesting as it changed my mind about refugees and it is interesting because it taught me about how life is as a refugee.

Amany: The other side of truth is really interesting because it tells the story from a refugee’s point of view.

Scarlett: I like the Other side of truth because it is full of excitement and action and it is really fun to read and imagine.

Ethan:I like the other side of truth book because it is really interesting and it says about the refugees and tells the story from their point of view. 

Sarujan: I like the Other side of truth because it has lots of new words that I don’t know and it tells you about refugees.


                                                                COMPARING THEIR LIVES TO OUR LIVES 


Ethan: Our lives are different to their lives because we have good education Sade and Femi don’t have much of a good education and we have the bare necessities.

Scarlett: Our life is different to  Sade’s and Femi’s  because they don’t have passports and we usually should have one to go on holiday with your family.

Orlando:Our life is so much different to Sade’s and Femi’s because they don’t celebrate Easter and we do and they don’t have anything we have.

Amany: Our life is very different to our life because they are refugees and we’re not.

Sarujan: Our life is different to our life because they have foster parents and we have our real parents. Plus, they don’t have anyone for them but each other.

 


                                                                                           FOCUS GROUPS  


Scarlett: One of the focus groups we have been in is do we fully appreciate focus group it was when we looked at  a girl’s life when it was safe and then when it all changed we had to write down if we appreciate our mum or dad. Then if we will  appreciate them better in the future.

Orlando:We did a Inference square which we need to write what we know what and what we didn’t know for sure on the other side of truth. 

Amany: Another focus group we did  is the letter to papa from the other side of  truth we had to write emotive language and we learnt how to write a letter.

Sarujan: Another one is the character web we had to describe all the characters.

Ethan: All of these  focus groups are to help develop our knowledge of the topic we are learning as well as teaching us stuff from the outside of our topic like character  descriptions. I liked the “Do we fully appreciate” as we don’t always appreciate our lives and how lucky we are to have all these thing.


           HOW  DO YOU EMPATHIZE WITH SADE AND FEMI


Sarujan:  I feel really sorry because they lost their parents and Uncle Dele is lost so they are by themselves and with some random foster parents.

Ethan: I feel sorry for them because they have nothing that we have. They don’t even have their parents which is really bad. They came all the way to England to be safe and now they’re in care without anyone.

Scarlett: I feel sorry for them because they came all the way to London and they were abandoned, and they went into a care home.    

Orlando: I feel super sorry for them because they lost their family and they’re all by themselves so they need to learn how to live by themselves without any support.

Amany: I feel sorry for them because they lost their mother and they’ll never get her back but we have all both our parents.


HAS THE BOOK CHANGED THE WAY YOU THINK               


Orlando: The book has changed my mind because it taught me about Nigeria and refugee and how it is for them to enter an  strange country.

Scarlett: I do feel sorry  for them and it makes me think about the refugees.

Amany: I  did made me think differently about refugees because it helps me understand the way a refugee thinks and how lucky we are.

Ethan: The book has taught me about refugees and how they feel and how it is because you don’t really think about their feelings, just the environment they live in. I  don’t blame the English care workers because Sade and Femi didn’t tell them anything so they don’t know about their situation and they’re following standard protocol.

 

Sarujan:  The book has me taught me about how refugees feel and it made me sad about how they live and how refugees are treated.

 

Hello Year 5! So,  what do you think of our reflection. If you had to do a reflection like this, what would be your opinion? Leave your answers in the comments below. This blog was by:

ORLANDO, SCARLETT, SARUJAN, AMANY AND ETHAN!!!!


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Frank Cottrell-Boyce


  PERSONAL LIFE


Frank Cottrell-Boyce was born on the 23rd of September, 1959 in Rainhill, Lancashire . He went to St Bartholomew Primary and later went on to West Park Secondary. He was a Catholic and was fascinated by the saints. He was an undergraduate at Keble College and he got a doctorate at Oxford University. He is married and is now the father of 7 children. They were actually quite useful. When writing “Cosmic”, he gathered all his children round the fire and read the book to them.  They all said it was rubbish and he should start again, so he sent them to bed with no chocolate. But they were actually right and he made it so much better. He is now 56 years old.


NOVELS


Frank Cottrell-Boyce has written 14 novels. He has also had some produced into movies. These are all the novels he’s written, from “Welcome to Sarajevo” to his latest edition, “The Astounding Broccoli Boy”. This is from oldest first. Also, some facts on special books.

 Welcome to Sarajevo- 1997            

Millions- 2004                                                               It started off as a film script.

Framed- 2005

Cosmic- 2008                                                                His children made him start again as they thought it was rubbish. 

Desirable- 2008

The Unforgotten Coat- 2011                                      It was actually sold to charity. 

C.C.B.B. (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) Flies Again- 2011

C.C.B.B. The Race Against Time- 2012

C.C.B.B. Over The Moon- 2013

Roller-coaster – The Unforgotten Coat- 2014

Triple Word Score- 2015

The Astounding Broccoli Boy- 2015                      You can get the book today because it is for BOF.


MOVIES AND OTHER THINGS HE’S DONE


Frank Cottrell-Boyce has worked with various directors to write scripts for plays. He mostly works with Michael Winterbottom to do : Forget About Me, Butterfly Kiss, Welcome To Sarajevo, The Claim, 24 Hour Party People and Code 46. When he worked on “A Cock and Bull Story”, he credited his effort to his pseudonym name, “Martin Hardy. He’s also worked with : Danny Boyle (Millions),  Alex Cox ( Revengers Tragedy), Richard Laxton ( Grow Your Own), Anand Tucker ( Hilary and Jackie). 

He’s written one episode of “Dr Who” and his career really took off when he wrote the opening for the Olympic Opening Ceremony, London, 2012. He’s a regarded around around the world as a famous author and is very famous.

By :

ETHAN


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Past and Future Alien Apocalypse

From just a normal game a big thing hppens. Watch out because there is a secret yet to unleash.

Chapter 1

Aliens have arrived

Bang! I smashed against the ground.

“There is no hope now,”exclaimed the alien master.

“I know lets go to the past.” We all agreed so now we shall go but how?

Me and Kabish were playing  rock paper … Yea! I beat as I swung my hands in the air when I accidentally hit Aditya in the face. He fell backwards and hit the red button. All of us froze. All our papas told us not to touch it. Seconds after that a massive wind pushed us back and when we had turned around  a portal appeared . Ethan on the other hand rushed in thinking someone was hurt when he was shocked and felt like fainting. He stood behind me. Me and Aditya put our head through when…

Pugh! We  were pushed inside the  portal. Ethan was mad at Kabish because he did it. He did not care and went in seeing if they were okay.  Kabish followed behind him to see the  other side.(words to describe the portal) A mysterious portal – an ancient archway what shall be behind it

A mysterious portal - an ancient archway

We looked at the sky above us all we saw was red stuff. It was as red as a ruby.When we looked in front of us we so aliens surrounding a place that was……..                           NO EARTH!  Ethan was shocked, Kabish was about to faint and Aditya had an idea.  “Guys Marcus went  in first  and he was thinking about the future so if we think about the past before the aliens came we will…. go to the past and defeat  them. When we reached home we took all our weapons. Marcus the legendary, Aditya the mystic Kabish the elemental and Ethan has the GPS and com link so he can tell us were to go and were to fight. If needed he is the sun and dark sword so we can get backup if we need help. We went through the portal thinking future so we can stop them before it is to late.

 

Chapter 2

Time for revenge

We went in and found the sky blue when suddenly a ship came. We were just in time the first ship had arrived and we were ready to battle. We were going to hit when a two human fell out . Ethan and Aditya grabbed him and we went to see if they were okay.  When they were okay I asked ” who are you two .” They said that they were called Stephan and Allen. They said they were at the aliens station and they were fighting the aliens when the commander pushed into a ship witch crashed back down to earth. Stephan , “The Black Ops 3”, Allen “The assassin”. They  joined our team and Ethan said he could repair the ship so we can fly  up to the station to defeat the aliens once and for all. After I told them all about us coming from the past they believed us and we’re more keen on helping us.

1 day later, the aliens still haven’t attacked  and  Ethan came into our hideout and shouted ” I have finally  fixed the ship so know we can go up.” Everyone agreed except from Allen and Stephan because they said  that they tried the same thing but it didn’t work so we had to make a plan. Ethan and I were together. Ethan for GPS and me so I can protect him if anyone attacks. Aditya and Stephan went on the top deck so they can fight them there. Allen and Kabish were chosen to fight the guards who block the entrance gate and everyone there. Once I was done, Stephan was meant to open the door so Kabish and Allen could come. If anyone one of them needed help we could help them. Once everyone goes we can enter to the commanders room to defeat them. None of us have been in the commanders room so we can’t make a plan. We hope this will go to plan or else we are in big trouble.

Chapter 3

We attack

That very same day we  got into the ship that we called  ” the ghost rider. ” We got into the ghost rider as Ethan drove the vehicle ( I really don’t know how Ethan learnt how to do it there was a lot of buttons like on a plane. Well that’s how smart he is.) We  finnaly arrived at the station. As soon as we landed Kabish and Allen jumped at them. When we realized there was to many people Kabish fell to the ground and we went to help him. Then all of us got our swords and attacked. Then other people  from the  station came to battle. We fought and there was one winner that inner was………

No the aliens have caught us.  They asked what we were and they were going to invade the world cause of this matter. Then I realised everything  was Allen and Stephan fault. Anyway  we can’t blame them because first we need to find a way out. We are now in a prison and all of us are in seprate ages when suddenly something weird happens. As you all know all our weapons got taken away well now thwy werent  a person more like a teenager like us came in and had a big box which looked heavy. When he was in the middle of the two guards  he ook to ultimate sword ( as we called it) and smashed them. He let us free and before we could say anything he flew of we were confused. Well we had no choice so we followed him down the hole. ” Hey…” Kabish said “SHHHHHHHHHH” We said . Then he was silent and followed us. Then we entered the base  and we were all in a line and then Allen and Stephan said ” Thanks man,” we were shocked. Only then he told us he was there friend and he came to help us. There base was under the aliens and it was so big. I ( I am Marcus just to remember this is my way of saying what happen

) He said that his name was Sahiththian and he came here to help us. Stephan told us he was shot and went to hospital but now he is OK. We still did not know if we should trust him……

 

 


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Music of Nigeria

What type of music do the people in Nigeria listen to?

The music of Nigeria includes many different kinds of Folks and popular music, some which are known world wide. The type of genres they listen to are hip hop, Reggae and Gospel. Styles of folk music are related to the multitudes of ethnic groups in the country, each with their own techniques, instruments, and songs. Some of the Epic poetry is found in parts of Nigeria and it’s  performance is always viewed as musical of nature. The three main types of traditional music are Hausa, Lylo and Yoruba.
Nigeria has been called “the heart of African music” because of its role in the development of West African high life and palm-wine music. There are many different types of music in Nigeria like Afro-beat,R n B. Nigerian music is quite similar to our kind of music. Music is very important and popular to Nigeria.Nigerian musicians created their own styles of United States hip hop music and Jamaican reggae. Polyrhythms, in which two or more separate beats are played simultaneously. Nigeria has some of the most advanced recording studio technology in Africa.

Different types  of instrumentsgroup of drums on dark wooden background

In Nigeria, Africa there are ten important instruments. To start with the first one is ” The Kora”. This instrument probably stands out as one of the most famous stringed instruments. It is also known as the “Jali”. The Kalimba is also known  as a thumb piano. A sound is produced by plucking the ends of the flexible strings. The original Kalimba was made from Bamboo strings. There is a special type of instrument called Ekwe. This is a extremely rare instrument. In Nigeria  people fight and sometimes kill each to take a turn to play the instrument, many people died and were injured.


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The REVENGE of Dr Baladra

Dear Diary,

Today I thought all my dream were going to come true. I was finally going to defeat the mighty  King John and rule his kingdom but some PINHEAD screwed it up!!!!!!! That person was the King’s daughter ( Jessie). Quickly I was about to kill John whilst he was asleep but then she stomped in and saw me with a sharp blade just above his stomach. Jessie gasped and froze, she was as still as a statue. Suddenly I heard a guard ( who was wearing old rags, I didn’t think he was ) he approached the King’s bedroom. Rapidly I jumped out the window.

I had no idea what Jessie would do. Strangely she didn’t say or announce that I almost killed him, the sneaky little rat gossiped that I actually killed him. Really I didn’t kill ‘im I just took off his big, juicy arm. I do still wonder what she done with the King’s body. She is the evil one not me, I may have been evil in the start but I still want to kill him after all he did betray me because he thought I wasn’t loyal enough. I treated him like a brother to me. But he still banished me to the far and distance land.

On the day John banished me I was plotting my REVENGE. I was in luck. One of his most loyal brothers came passing by and I thought I could kill him and I did. But it still wasn’t enough. My brain went to work and the most brilliant idea came up. I shall slowly kill the King and put him wear he belongs in his grave. But it will have to wait. I am in the dungeon right now writing about this awful day. No matter how long I am locked in here I will always try to stop him.

By Maria


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