Black History Month – Family Learning Challenge – Autumn 2015

Thursday 1st October marked the beginning of Black History Month. To commemorate the amazing achievements of the Black community the theme of this term’s whole school project is ‘Record Breakers’.

Children are invited to be creative and to interpret this theme as they wish. We have given a few examples but we are looking for original ideas too!

To celebrate the children’s efforts and achievements, class teachers will choose a project that really stands out. The winning project will win a special prize.

All projects should be returned by Monday 23rd November, 2015.

A great website to start you off is: http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/section/bhm-firsts/

History
Can you write a newspaper article to report a great black achievement? It could science, sport, or art related, the possibilities are endless!

Design Technology
Research inventions that have amazed the world – can you build a model of one?

Writing
Write about a famous Black figure and their life achievements! It could be a biography, leaflet or poster…

Computing
Make a poster to celebrate the life of a Black achievement, or even a short film!

Music
Can you write a song or a rap to reflect Black History Month or about a famous Black figure?

Religious Education
Can you write a prayer or poem which reflects the values of record breakers?

Art
Can you research a famous Black artist and have a go at their style of artwork? Or maybe draw a portrait of a Black role model?

Key Dates

19th October KS2 Poetry Performance at 9.00 – Parents are welcome to attend assembly

23rd October KS1 & Reception Poetry Performance at 9.00 – Parents are welcome to attend assembly

23rd October Black History Month Art Display after school at 3.40pm. – Parents and carers are welcome to come and see our display of artwork and
poetry.

Download Black History Month as a pdf

2015-16 PTA Events

PTA meetings are held every second Friday of the month, 9am-10am in the Art Room. Everyone is welcome to attend (inc younger siblings).

Next meeting will be Friday 9th October.

If you would like to get involved in any fundraising, or help at school events, we are always looking for volunteers.

Please contact: stjudespta@googlemail.com or speak to Jane (Anwen R, Elinor Y2) or Heather (Eliza Y2, Jack Y6).

We fundraise for computer equipment, football kits, educational workshops, art murals and much much more!!!

Throughout the academic year the PTA organises a range of activities and events to raise money and foster a community spirit . Please see below for the keys dates for your diary.

Parent/Teacher NETBALL GAME

Friday 25th September 3.45pm-4.45pm Junior playground. Please come and support us!!!

NATURE GARDEN Tidy Up

This is a regular activity and will be on the first Friday of every month after school at 3:30pm.

PTA EVENING SOCIAL from 8pm (venue TBC)

We have one of events each term. Thursday 26th November (Autumn),Thursday 17th March (Spring) and Thursday 14th July (Summer).

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL


This year it will be on Thursday 10th December between 3.30pm-5.30pm. There will be homemade gifts, refreshments and activities for children.

VALENTINES DISCO

This fun filled evening event is for both children and parents, which will take place on Friday 12th February. There wil be a live DJ and sound system, food, bar, face painting and lucky dip…

SUMMER FAIR

Our biggest event of the year will take place on Saturday 25th June. A great summer celebration with tons of stalls, craft activities, raffle, bouncy castle, food and drinks.

Also there will be other fundraising events throughout the year, to be announced!!