Black History month

Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman

Last Thursday, as part of our Black History month work, we had a Black History Day when all classes focused their learning on 2 inspirational, historical figures.  EYFS and Key Stage 1 studied the life of Rosa Parks and Key Stage 2 studied Harriet Tubman. 

Classes were asked to complete a range of tasks, including written work, artwork and drama to learn more about and celebrate these great women. 

On Monday morning we held an assembly to talk through all the work completed.  Children were keen to share their experiences and they will hopefully tell you about the key achievements of these women.   

Year 5 and 6 have carried on with their studies and are currently writing biographies on a range of celebrated black people. ranging from Will Smith to Barack Obama and James Baldwin.  

The first image was created by Ivy in the Jaguars class - using a view finder and grid system to recreate a portrait of Harriet Tubman.  I was amazed with the quality of the image she managed to produce - well done Ivy.

In Year 2 the children attempted a similar method to recreate images of Rosa Parks.