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Black History Month Gallery

This month we have been celebrating Black History. During our English and Humanities lessons we have learned about significant people such as; Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Mae Jemison, Barack Obama, Ruby Bridges and Martin Luther King. It is important to recognise the achievements of these important people.





We have also read and discussed lots of great stories during our read-aloud time from our Virtual Library. Check it out below to see lots of great books celebrating Black History.


Take a look at all of our
wonderful work below. smiley



Rosa Parks was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement. She was a part of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. As a child, Rosa experienced a lot of racism and saw how black and white people were separated by law. She fought to make a change for the better.



We listened to the story of Rosa Parks and discussed the segregation on buses. We made a bus craft showing Rosa on the bus refusing to give up her seat. We thank her for her bravery. See the PowerPoint below to learn about Rosa's story. 



Barack Obama was the first black President of the United States of America from 2009 - 2017.



For our homework, we pretended we were president for the day and imagined all the things we could do. Below you can see our great ideas!

Kid President meets the President of the United States of America

If I Were President by Catherine Stier



Ruby Bridges is an American civil rights activist. She worked hard to stop segregation in schools, to allow all children to attend school freely and together.


We listened to a biography and story all about Ruby Bridges. She was 6 years old, just like some of us. We then had some fun trying to draw Ruby Bridges using a step-by-step video. It was amazing to see all our steps come together to make a beautiful picture. We then discussed some character traits of how Ruby Bridges was. We thought of some great words such as: brave, caring, Godly and strong.


Ruby Bridges Biography

The Story of Ruby Bridges

Let's Draw Ruby Bridges!

Easy to follow directions, using right brain drawing techniques, showing how to draw Ruby Bridges.



Martin Luther King was a Christian minister and leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He fought for equal rights. We learned about his famous speech 'I have a dream...' He was a very brave leader.


A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A. Adler

Martin Luther King Jr. 'I have a dream' speech

I have a dream speech from August 28, 1963.

We made our own Martin Luther King speeches and thought of our dreams for our family, our school and our world. You can listen to some of our wonderful speeches below.

I have a dream

I have a dream

I have a dream

I have a dream

I have a dream

I have a dream



Mae Jemison was the first black woman to travel to space. As a child Mae loved staring at stars and dreamed of travelling into space. She loved science and learning. As a child she knew she wanted to be a scientist. People tried to stop her achieving her dreams but she refused to listen to the unkind people. She grew up to follow her dreams, right into space!



We listened to the story 'Mae Among the Stars' and made rockets showing Mae and ourselves shooting for the stars!

Mae Among The Stars