As the daily news is currently reporting on the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement, your child may be asking you questions to find out why protests are taking place here in the UK. You may find this Newsround link as a good place to start to help answer some of those questions. 

Black History

You may wish to follow on with some reading and research around Black History and significant people we celebrate.

The BBC is a great starting point and includes lots of videos to help your child understand and History Storytime explores the Slave Trade. 

Below are just some suggestions of significant black people you may wish to research. If you find out about any more individuals, please let us know what you find out by emailing your class teacher. 

Harriet Tubman 

Rosa Parks 

Walter Tull 

Mary Seacole 

Nelson Mandela 

Ade Adepitan 

Significant Britons  - Here you can find out about significant British black people such as John Kent who is reported to be the first black police officer 

Listen to this song by Louis Armstrong. What do you think? Can you find out about more black jazz, blues and classical composers and musicians.  

Book recommendations 

The following websites provide suggestions for books which contain BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) characters to help promote diversity in stories


The School Run 


Any learning that you do at home, please take a picture and email it to us at your class email address or tweet us @eastbierleyPS