During October we celebrated Black History Month in school through a range of books and activites.
Each year group focussed on a notable person or event so that we could better understand the stories of those who have come before us. Mr Smith, our reading champion also created a display in the library focusing on a diverse variety of authors and characters. These included non-fiction information books to fiction books written by black authors.
You can find out more about the children's learning in these clips and quizzes at the CBBC website. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/black-history-month
Our learning this Black History Month:
Year R celebrated diversity in their learning this month by learning about Kente patterns in art listening to Motown music.
Year 1 learned about British Olympians and sports stars such as Nicola Adams, Mo Farah and Marcus Rashford, understanding how these people are role models for people beyond their own communities.
Year 2 learnt about the work of Mary Seacole and her work in The Crimea.
Year 3 learnt about Windrush journeys and how black communities integrated within Britian.
Year 4 learnt about Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock 9 who were children who simply wanted to go school, yet segregation laws and outdated views prevented this.
Year 5 studied the story of Rosa Parks and also The Bristol Bus Boycott to understand how similar struggles occured on both sides of The Atlantic Ocean.
Year 6 learnt about the life of Harriet Tubman and were also introduced to the celebration of diversity which is The Notting Hill Carnival.