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Class 1 enjoyed a range of activities to commemorate Black History Month. They learned about the CBeebies' presenters' heroes and listened to some lovely discussion between fathers and their young daughters about what each knew about Black History. They made red buses full of people of colour and celebrated how we are all different and completely unique and individual. In English, they have been reading Handa's Surprise and they were surprised to learn how many cities there are all across Africa! It was not how they pictured the continent at all.

See their fabulous buses below.

Class 2 enjoyed learning about a number of different heroes during Black History Month. They found out all about Rosa Parks and Mary Seacole and compared how their achievements and contributions to the past were very similar. Both were independent, strong women who refused to give up in the fight against injustice. Great work Class 2!
Class 3 created this wonderful wreath of hands during Black History Month to celebrate their differences and as part of their work on 'Give Racism the Red Card'.

Class 4 have been doing some fabulous work based on the book 'I am not a label' by Cerrie Burnell, which describes the lives and contributions of 34 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from a range of diverse backgrounds and cultures. They have already investigated the singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder, the astronomer Wanda Diaz-Merced and the athlete Emmanuel Ofusu Yeboah.

They are also starting to explore the incredible life of Malala Yousafzai, through her autobiography: 'I am Malala - The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.' 

What superb learning, Class 4 - well done!

 

Class 5 are working on a magnificent piece of artwork on Nelson Mandela and they have been learning about this incredible man and his contribution to the 'rainbow nation' of South Africa - we can't wait to see the finished project.

 

Class 6 learned all about the dancer Oti Mabuse's heroes through some fabulous Horrible Histories videos. Some of these were very famous, like Rosa Parks and Barak Obama but some were less well-known like the spy Mary Bowser, who posed as a slave in the American Civil War to pass secrets from the Confederates to the Union in the latter's bid to end slavery. The children followed this with some in depth comprehension on Nelson Mandela and the development and significance of Black History month.

What's on this month?

Sunday 1st November is All Saints' Day, celebrated in honour of all the Christian Saints - known or unknown. Find out more at the website below.
Remembrance Sunday is 8th November this year. Learn all about it at:
Diwali is the Hindu Festival of lights. It usually lasts five days and symbolises the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. 
Anti-Bullying Week starts on Monday 16th November - find out more at the web link below.
UK Disability History Month starts on Wednesday 18th November. Its theme is 'How far have we come?' and 'How far have we to go?' It is launched online and continues until Friday 18th December.
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