I remember holding tightly onto all that I had: a brown paper bag with a hot potato and my gas mask. I clambered onto the train and squeezed into a seat by several of my school friends. As the engine gradually began to move, pounding steam, I stared out of the window and saw Ma in the crowd, waving. I pressed my face against the cold glass and watched as the platform diminished until Birmingham, my old life and my mother had gone. “I hope you’re OK, Dad,” I whispered. It had been weeks since he’d left and we still hadn’t heard.
Use this original short story from Pie Corbett as model text for your Key Stage 2 class then work through the activities, created by Pie himself.
- Full PDF of the story and activities
- The story as a PowerPoint and as a PDF