Black History Study Week
Our timetable of events has just been finalised. We start our special study week with a workshop company called ‘Boomchickaboom’. They will lead a whole school assembly to celebrate ‘The History of Carnival’ looking at Leeds Carnival in particular. Year 2 and Year 5 will have time with the workshop group learning to ‘dance – carnival style!’
On Monday afternoon all children will study their planned units of Black History.
On Tuesday – KS2 classes will follow a ‘livestream link’ where they will access learning and activities and take part in an interactive lesson packed full of interactive drama and poetry activities that will use the story of black history to help build the children’s core development skills (confidence, oracy, literacy and creativity) as well as highly important personal social and cultural topics.
2 – 2.30 – KS1 assembly to watch Y5 drumming performance and Y6 dance performance.
2.30 – 3.00 – KS2 assembly to watch Y5 drumming performance and Y6 dance performance.
The children will be playing the Djembe drums (a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace” and defines the drum’s purpose).
Class assemblies with the theme of ‘History of Black Music’ – looking at how music has been influenced.
Our children in RECEPTION class will be studying the theme of ‘DIVERSITY’ all week too!