Success in the face of adversity – Year 6!

As a part of our Pride Month celebrations, Year 6 have been looking at a number of texts addressing diversity and inclusivity.

These texts explore themes such as political intolerance, racial intolerance, religious intolerance and disability, as well as the adversity individuals and communities can face in these struggles.

What a great way to explore how we can stay strong and proud of ourselves, even in the face of adversity!

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We have been looking at some amazing texts in Guided Reading this week.  All the texts have a story to tell and have a common theme: diversity and inclusivity.  The texts are:

  • ‘We Refugees’ by Benjamin Zephaniah – a remarkable poem which looks at why people have to leave their homes, be it political intolerance, racial intolerance or natural disasters.  His last line is very interesting: ‘We all came here from somewhere.”
  • ‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou – an inspirational poem which tells of the strength the poet finds in herself and her community and how, no matter what people might think, say or do to her, they will never crush her spirit and stop her from being the person she is.
  • Malala Yousefzai – we looked at a short biography of Malala, focusing on how she was determined to have her voice heard, even knowing that she was…

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