Across the UK, the month of October has become a celebration of Black History. Therefore we decided to make ‘Black History’ the theme for our Curriculum Day. We also made links to the British Values throughout the day. Our children in Year 1 and Year 2 had a very busy and stimulating day as they spent time working with different teachers whilst learning about different famous people.
Our children had lots of fun being active whilst learning about different famous sporting celebrities. They learnt about The recent Britsih successes during the World Athletic Championships. They then took part in a variety of athletic events based on the Bristish value of 'Mutual Respect.' .
Also, our children also discussed the British Value of 'Tolerance' whilst learning about Mary Seacole. They then picked out a friend's name from a hat and wrote lots of compliments about them.
Moreover, our children discussed the British Value of 'Democracy' whilst learing about Barack Obama, They then had to compose a speech explaining why people should vote for them in a school election. They came up with some amazing ideas.
Finally, our children were truly inspired as they learnt about the inspirational Martin Luther King. Our children were captivated as they learnt about his life and the amazing difference he made to people's lives. They watched a short extract from his 'I have a dream' speech. They then made books about their own dreams for improving the world around them. We were really impressed and felt quite emotional as they read out their dreams. Some of their ideas included dreams to ensure that all people around the world have clean water to drink, making sure children no longer have to walk for miles everyday to collect dirty water to drink. More ideas were about cleaning up the beaches, putting rubbish in the bin, protecting animals, ensuring that all homeless people have somewhere warm and safe to live and making sure all children grow up in a safe and kind home. They came up with such powerful ideas. We really have such thoughtful and caring children at our special school.