Dear Parents and Carers,
Black History Month begins today and although our curriculum reflects diversity every month, we feel it is important to also celebrate Black History Month. The theme this year is Proud to Be and at RPS we are celebrating the fact that we are Proud to Be Me. The aim of the month is to empower every child to value themselves and to have aspirations for the future.
Each year group will learn about the achievements of key black figures throughout history. Year 1 will be learning about Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a British female space scientist.
Year 2 will be learning about Martin Luther King an American civil rights activist. Year 3 & 4 children will be learning about NASA’s ‘Hidden Figures’ the female mathematicians: Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan, who were pivotal in the ‘space race’ in the 60’s.
Year 5 will be learning about the life and impact of Nelson Mandela and Year 6 are learning about Windrush and the authors Benjamin Zephaniah and Floella Benjamin