Black History Month

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Black History Month.

We have worked hard to make sure that Black History is part of our curriculum and not just a single event once a year.  During regular lessons, children will learn about black artists, songs from African cultures, black authors and explorers.  We are committed to embedding this further in our curriculum.
In addition to this we take the opportunity to celebrate a particular aspect of Black History at this time of year as part of  Black History Month and this year we have learnt about the black poet, Benjamin Zephaniah.  We had a whole school assembly where  we found out about his life as well as listening to him read some of his poems.
We followed up this in class by writing some poems.  EYFS, Years One, Two and Three wrote some silly rhyming poems.  Years Four, Five and Six wrote some poems based around the theme of Change and learnt about how to use similes and metaphors in their writing.
Change by 5Sh
The emerald leaves
Shimmied to the floor.
They sped from the tree
Like they’d broken the law.
The leaves fall like a fairy
Fluttering to the ground.
They age as they fall,
Ready for a new season.
The towering, terrifying tree
looked up like a soaring skyscraper.
The sun gazed
While dimming it’s rays.
Summer I can hear
Autumn is near.
I Went to the Shop by Annabelle Smith 1P
I went to the shop
To get me a colourful pen.
Oh dear!
They gave me a loud hen!
I went to the shop
To get me a stick of glue.
Oh dear!
They gave me a moon that was blue!