Kerr Mackie Primary School, Gledhow Lane, Leeds, LS8 1NE

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Kerr Mackie Primary School

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Black History Month

During October, Key Stages 1 and 2 will be focusing on a wide range of topics to celebrate Black History.  In Early Years, Nursery and Reception will be looking at how we are the same and how we are different.  Come back to this page during the last week of the half-term to find out what we have been learning about. 


This week, Beech class talked all about how we are different and how we are the same.

First we listened to the story, 'How We Are Different'. As we listened, we talked about who we live with at home.

Then, we discussed which different fruit we all liked. We discovered that sometimes lots of us like the same fruit (like grapes) and sometimes just a few of us like the same (like tomatoes).

Lastly, we looked at how we look different or the same. We used mirrors to look closely at our features, such as eye colour, hair length and colour and if we are boys or girls.


We created self portraits using lots of different materials. We made sure to match the colours we were using to ourselves and thought carefully about what type of materials would best match our hair. 

Fabulous work everyone!

Year 4

We have been learning about Eniola Aluko.  The children have drawn  portraits of Eniola, with words describing her and her impact on the world.  We also created factfiles about her.  Click on the thumbnail image below to find out more about her: