We have been celebrating diversity at school this week by taking part in various activities across the school to celebrate difference.
In Year 1 the children have been thinking about how everyone they meet is different. They have created some amazing artwork which showcases how every child in Year 1 is unique and special in their own ways.
They used the brightest colours they could and worked hard to show that everyone should be proud of who they are!
Year 1/2 looked at the book “It’s ok to be different” by Todd Parr. We talked about all the different ways we are different to one another and agreed these things make us all unique, special and wonderful. Class four would like to tell the world “it’s ok if…..”
In PE , Year 2 have been finding out a little more about talented LGBT+ sportspeople and their sports. They played a game where the children had to act out the sport as they raced to find the sportsperson first. They had fun and lots of dojos!
Year 2 listened to the well known story of Elmer the Elephant by David McKee and talked about being unique. They made Their own bespoke elephants to reflect their own personalities and differences.
In Year 3, the children have been learning about what ‘pride’ means and what each colour represents on the rainbow flag.
Red = Life
Orange = Healing
Yellow = Sun
Green = Nature
Royal Blue = Harmony
Violet = Spirit
Pale pink and pale blue = Trans flag
Brown = LGBT people of colour
Black = LGBT people who have passed away
They discussed how important it is to show tolerance and respect for one another, then created their own pride flags with collage materials.
In Year 4, children wrote their own Diversity acrostic poems. They also got together to discuss and make their ‘Pride Promises’
To celebrate International Pride Day, Year 5 have been learning about diversity and how important it is to be kind to everyone in our community. They have designed Pride T-shirts that they feel best represents the kindness and respect that they have for the LGBT+ community.
Year 6 had a Friday afternoon session on Diversity. They wrote what diversity meant to each of them, then created profiles about themselves to show how they are different from one another. They then found someone else in the year group that had their own special values.
Year 6 also spent time decorating their classroom door to show how inclusive and accepting their classroom is. They completed acrostics for the inside of the classroom and decorated bunting in bright colours for the outside.
All children celebrated the end of Diversity Week by coming to school in bright and colourful clothes on Monday. Here are Year 3 looking particularly colourful!
We have also spent some time decorating our school gates with the rainbow flag and pictures and information about LGBT+ icons in different fields.