Take-down poetry in Year 3

We have got off to a fighting start (not literally!) to the half-term in Year 3. We finished writing our Muhammad Ali-inspired take-down poetry and battled with our partners to see who could perform their poem with the most attitude and expression. There were some fierce put-downs showing real creativity and imagination. The crowd were […]

Read More Take-down poetry in Year 3

Black History Month in Year 3

We’ve learned an awful lot about Black History this month – the origins of Black History Month, why it is so important, what it means for us all as citizens of the world and how we can learn from lessons of the past. Together with Year 4, we have focused on Black sportspeople and their […]

Read More Black History Month in Year 3

The Empire Windrush

This week, as part of our Black History Month celebrations, Year 5 have been learning about The Empire Windrush. We discussed why people may have moved from the Caribbean to the UK after WW2 and talked about some of the difficulties as well as the positives. As part of our learning, we read a poem […]

Read More The Empire Windrush

Year 5 & 6: Jamaican Patties 🇯🇲

As part of Black History Month celebrations, the children made healthy vegetarian Jamaican patties. They worked in groups to create a shortcrust pastry, cut and cooked the vegetables for the filling, and secured them with a fork crimp. We also learnt about the history of Jamaica and how the Cornish Pasty influenced this Jamaican classic!

Read More Year 5 & 6: Jamaican Patties 🇯🇲

Powerful Black Sportspeople

In Year 4, for black history month, we have been learning about the incredible careers of some black sports people: Simone Biles, Marco Itoje, Ade Adepitan and Dina Asher Smith. For Art, we have used a technique called ‘neofuturism’ to show how powerful and skilful these athletes are, using coloured paper to show movement. Check […]

Read More Powerful Black Sportspeople

Alma Thomas Art

As part of our Black History celebrations, Year 1 have been learning about Alma Thomas. Alma Thomas was an African-American artist best known for her colourful abstract paintings. She started a successful art career during times of segregation and became a huge influence to young and old. Come and have a look at some examples […]

Read More Alma Thomas Art

Black History Month

Today we had a very interesting assembly with Reverend Tim which helped us learn more about Black History. He focused on everyone understanding the meaning of discrimination and the importance of fairness and equality. Please ask your children about the things they are learning in school and keep looking at the blog for updates.

Read More Black History Month