This week we will have an Open Morning at school for parents and carers to celebrate Black History Month.
Rights Respecting (Article 30)
Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs
and religion of their family, regardless of whether these are
shared by the majority of the people in the country where they
We will be exploring lots of stories. Check out this Anansi story here.
Anansi is an African folklore character. He often takes the shape of a spider, sometimes he wears human clothes and on occasions he is much more human with spider elements. The stories were always shared through storytelling and he often represents skill, wisdom and trickery. These stories spread from African and crossed to the Caribbean and the New World with captives via the Atlantic slave trade. He is often celebrated as a symbol of slave resistance and survival.
Find out more about Anansi stories here!
Philosophy For Children
Anansi is known as ‘the trickster’. He is greedy and tries to deceive others to get what he wants.
- Is it ever ok to tell lies?
- Is tricking people always wrong?
- Why is stealing wrong? If it doesn’t hurt anyone is it still wrong?
Find out more about the life in Africa here!
Mathematics & Phonics
We will be learning about pattern. Decorate this Adinkra Cloth here!
Make musical patterns here!
How about exploring pattern with these drumming techniques. You could use clapping, an upside down bucket, a table or if you are lucky to have your own drum, try that! We are going to try some of these in Nursery this week, what fun!
Learn this positive song!
What questions do these videos make you think of?
How do these videos make you feel?
Bessie Wing’s Exhibition moves to City Hall
After its success at Oval House Theatre Café , Bessie’s Wings Exhibition will be showcased at the iconic City Hall exhibition space from Tuesday 3rd October for the entirety of Black History Month. Do go and have a look at how the life of Bessie Coleman has inspired the art work of children from St Mark’s, Herbert Morrison, Henry Fawcett, Reay, Queen’s Hill Primary Schools and Lilian Baylis technology College. The exhibition is free.
The exhibition ends Friday 27th October. We’ve had lots of great comments so far, don’t miss out!