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Burnley St Peter's

C of E Primary School

Orange Class

Welcome to Orange Class

Class Teacher - Mr Edgar -

Teaching Assistant - Mr Rainbird

Black History Month

To celebrate Black History month, we have spent the day learning about and celebrating the achievements of a famous Black Briton.  First, we learnt about why we have Black History month and why it is important.  We reflected on the issues of unfairness and injustice and how it feels to experience those.  We discussed the word 'segregation' and took part in an activity where, for 15 mins, the class was segregated!  Depending on whether you wore glasses or not affected the activity that you did - it was really unfair! But this helped us all reflect on and empathize with people who have had to go through that sort of unfairness.  Our inspirational Black person was Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a space scientist and space communicator.  It was fascinating - she has dyslexia and struggled with her reading and writing at school, she wasn't from a wealthy family and she often felt left out, yet she has gone on to do some amazing things - we can all do it! In the afternoon, Burnley in the Community cam in to lead an assembly where we looked at and discussed these issues further.

Creative Builders Workshop

Today we were joined by Stephen from Creative Builders Workshops.  We created our own lego city on each table while learning about electrical circuits.  We learned about how to make an electrical circuit, what happens if we add more batteries or more bulbs, what a switch does and heard new vocabulary such as 'resistance'.  By the end, our lego cities lit up and had working trains in them that we could move forwards and backwards by using what we know about electrical circuits.

Author Stuart Reid

Thank you to author Stuart Reid for being with us.  We enjoyed our whole school assembly in the morning, books really are brilliant!  Then we had a creative writing workshop with Stuart in the afternoon which helped us to generate lots of interesting ideas for our own stories.