Black History Month 2022

What will students be learning in their lessons during Black History Month?

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SubjectYear 7
Focus
Year 8
Focus
Year 9
Focus
Year 10
Focus
Year 11
Focus
EnglishBlack heroes in popular culture

Children of Blood
and Bone’ by Tomi
Adeyemi- dystopia
inspired by West
African mythology
Stories of the Windrush generation

Influential Black Writers and their stories & reporting on the Black Lives Matter movement
Influential Black Writers and their stories& reporting on the Black Lives Matter movement
ArtThe Quilts of Gees bend
Faith Rainggold,
Kehinde Wiley,
Ronald Kackson -
African American
painter investigating
identity in their work
Artist - Basquiat
Langston Hughes Poem - Let America be America again - The American dream
The art of Barkley L. Hendricks - Black Power
SciencePupils to complete
a research task on
any black scientist,
inventor or someone
who has made a
significant
contribution to the
field of science (A list
of scientists will be
provided; along with
their field of study, to
pupils - who will be
allocated a scientist
to research on).
Pupils to complete a
research task on any
black scientist,
inventor or someone
who has made a
significant
contribution to the
field of science (A list
of scientists will be
provided; along with
their field of study, to
pupils - who will be
allocated a scientist
to research on).
Pupils to complete a research task on any black scientist, inventor or someone who has made a significant contribution to the field of science (A list of scientists will be provided; along with their field of study, to pupils - who will be allocated a scientist to research on).Research various scientistsResearch various scientists
DanceLook at how black
slaves were treated
during the time of the
coliseum.
A look into many
different street
Dance styles/forms
from 1970’s-2000’s,
focusing on famous
choreographers/
performers from
African or Caribbean
descent.

Underpinning of choreographic principles using African and Caribbean poets as a stimulus for movement.

To look into Emancipation of Expressionism, a Street Dance work on the GCSE Specification. A look into the life of Kenrick H2O Sandy’s life and how he became one of the most renowned black British choreographers.

MathsNumber of famous
Black musicians over
time.
Multiplying/dividing/
adding/subtracting/
displaying data.
Famous black
musicians/artists
record sales
Multiplying/dividing/
adding/subtracting/
standard form
Famous black musicians standard form, look at black mathematicians contribution to algebraComparison of pre-colonial African empires by area, and comparison of African continent by area with other continents of the world. More advanced calculations than year 8 including population density.Calculating sporting ratios of famous black boxers.
DramaBlack British actors,
directors, theatre
roles etc.
Relating to Silent
Films
Black British actors,
directors, theatre
roles etc.
Relating to Othello.
Black British actors, directors, theatre roles etc.
Relating to Macbeth.
Black British actors, directors & theatre roles
Black British actors, directors & theatre roles.
HistoryBlack Britons over
time: from Roman
Britain to the
Windrush
African Kingdom -
Egypt, Kush, Nubia,
Timbuktu

The Black Female Experience: Hair, body image, sexualization and perception.

BLM and its historical context
The Black Power movement
MusicSheku Kanneh Mason
and diversity in
Classical music.
Stevie Wonder's
“Master Blaster”
(Jammin) as an Ode
to Bob Marley.
Unforgetting Julius Eastman (1940-1990), the composer America almost forgot.

Computing SciencePioneers in the world
of tech.

Pioneers in the world
of tech.

Pioneers in the world of tech.

MFLLearning Creole
routines and
undestand what
Creoles and Pidgins
are.
Learning Creole
routines and
undestand what
Creoles and Pidgins
are.
Learning Creole routines and undestand what Creoles and Pidgins are.
Learning Creole routines and undestand what Creoles and Pidgins are.
Learning Creole routines and undestand what Creoles and Pidgins are.
GeographyMapping black Britain.
Explore Migration to
Britain and consider
the patterns of
settlement and the
reasons behind the
decision to migrate
to Britain.
Examine how Marcus Rashford used his position as a celebrity footballer to campaign for children struggling with the impact of COVID-19. Link with local community development projects.

Explore what the topic of ‘Black Geographies’ is, and examine how geographers can use different geographic concepts as ‘lenses’ to research real-world issues.
Explore what the topic of ‘Black Geographies’ is, and examine how geographers can use different geographic concepts as ‘lenses’ to research real-world issues.
R.EUnderstanding the
Rastafarian Culture
Black Churches in
the UK

Sislyn Fay Allen - UK’s first black police officer

The Work of Louis Farrakhan
The Life of Ben Carson
MediaBlack Panther Case
Study - examining
representation and
narrative
Marcus Rashford Case Study for Newspapers and Social / Political ContextHair Power Me and My Afro
A documentary
Supported by a range of case studies challenging the set text Pride cover - focusing on challenging mainstream rep of hair
P.EBlack impact in sportsBlack impact in sportsBlack impact in sportsLack of engagement in sport in BAME communitiesLack of engagement in sport in BAME communities

Exemplary Work in BHM 2021

We have seen some fantastic work from the students over this year’s Black History Month. Students have been studying the life of Mansa Musu, the ninth Mansa of the Mali Empire who has often been called the wealthiest person in history!

Also, our art students have been using their creative skills to design Afro combs which are currently on display at the school entrance.

See below for some of the excellent examples of their work.