Friday, 19 June 2020

🔎 Look who! WC 15/06/2020

Children and families,

It has been lovely to welcome back some of the children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 this week. The children seem very happy to be back in school and the staff are really enjoying working with them again. 

You and your children may have seen some distressing scenes on the news over the last couple of weeks and hopefully have questions about what is happening and why.  The Yemen crisis and the situation in America, and now other cities across our world need talking about.

When we do not challenge bias and prejudice or injustice, when we sit back and and do nothing, we are left with tragic consequences.  The scenes in Yemen are truly heartbreaking and the continued racial bias in the 21st century is utterly unacceptable.

As a school we pride ourselves on our ability to constantly reflect, to constantly review our practice in order to better the life chances of the pupils who attend here.  We are working hard behind the scenes, and are continuing to develop a curriculum that allows our pupils to develop empathy, provides opportunity for open discussion and time to develop an understanding of others regardless of differences. 

We, you as parents and us as a school, have such an important duty and responsibility to be better, to help the next generation shape their world where no person is held back in life because of their race. No one should have a poorer life because of the circumstances they were born into, where they come from, what they believe or whether they have a disability. 

Next week, we will sharing some links and activities that may be useful conversation starters, often the hardest bit! 

Resources shared this week

Look Who!

Look how busy you've all been both in school and at home!

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