Middleton St Mary's CE (VC) Primary School

Believe, belong, achieve

Moor Flatts Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 3SW

0113 2717206

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Year 6 Photos

Black History

To celebrate Black History week, Year 6 have debated and discussed Black History month and why it is so important to have a month dedicated to black history celebrations. Within reading lessons, we have explored emotive and powerful poetry based on the discrimination of black people and how they have been mistreated. One specifically was a poem by Maya Angelou which defied stereotypes and demonstrated self-love from a black women’s perspective. We studied ‘Black’ a song performed at the Brit awards and the impact it had on the listener. This exploration led into discussions which related to current events such as BLM campaigns- very significant to current social changes. Within art, we explored Basquiat's art which expresses inequalities and poverty faced by Black Americans and then continued to create our own pieces representing the significance of Black History.

Sketching

Year 6 have been using their sketch books to develop their skills in drawing figures with Mrs Franklin. They have been using sketching pencils and water colours to add detail.