Black History Month takes place every October. This provides an opportunity for our children to understand and celebrate the contributions that black people have made to the UK over many generations.
Celebrating Black History Month allows us to teach our children about the importance of having respect and tolerance for all cultures.
The theme for this year’s Black History Month was ‘Journeys’. Each class looked at different types of Journeys and produced some fantastic crosscurricular work.
Early Years – made African necklaces and wrote about their dreams.
Reception – made African masks and learned about ‘Anansi the spider’
Year 1 – used instruments to make music and made African Patterns
Year 2 – learned about Mary Seacole and recorded a dramatic performance all about
the Crimean war.
Year 3- learned all about Harriet Tubman and drew portraits of her
Year 4 – read “The story of Ruby Bridges” and learned about equality.
Year 5 – learned about Nelson Mandela and his journey to freedom.
Year 6 – made Caribbean art and wrote poems inspired by John Agard’s ‘Windrush Child