Week beginning 8th June
Week beginning 8th June - SPORT
Directional language - video link
Defining Positional language associated with movements:
This video will support parents with the vocabulary associated with positional language and direction for children in KS1. It gives explanations for the language associated with different movements children will be looking at in the activities listed in this week’s learning project on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Positional language - video link
Using Positional Language:
This video will support parents and children on how they could approach Tuesday’s activity of this week’s learning project.
Picture News: Black Lives Matter
What’s going on?
There have been several nights of protests and violent clashes between police and protestors as demonstrations have swept across cities in the US and other cities around the world. The protests in Minneapolis began in reaction to the death of a man named George Floyd after he was stopped by police officers. The protests have now spread across the country to cities including New York, LA, Chicago and Philadelphia.
What does Black Lives Matter mean?
Listen, think, share
- Look at the poster image, are you aware of the protests currently taking place in America and in other cities around the world? Explain that many people are angry about the unfairness and mistreatment of how black African American citizens are treated by the police and in other situations within their lives. They want to raise awareness of racism and are trying to change the opinions and actions of others. As some of the protests have turned violent, they have caused divided opinion. Some people believe that more peaceful methods should be used to help educate and initiate change.
- Explain that many people in America feel the police and the justice system treat black people unfairly compared to how they treat white people. African Americans are five times more likely to be sent to jail than white Americans. Does this surprise us? Have we head of the Black Lives Matters movement? Explain that the recent protests have brought the ongoing movement to the forefront of peoples’ attention all around the world. The movement campaigns against violence and racism and fights for equality for black people around the world, starting in 2013.
Black Lives Matter and Blackout Tuesday are movements to both raise awareness and educate people about racial inequalities around the world. Racism is something we can all learn about and find out ways that we can support and promote equality for all.
Can you find out about and create a fact file from a person influential to the black civil rights movement e.g. Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King?