Diversifying in the Curriculum
At our school we have worked hard to ensure our curriculum is diverse, relevant and reflects our community. Diversity is celebrated and woven throughout lessons in all subjects across the our curriculum. Our aim is that every child feels represented and valued through an ever changing curriculum.
Diversity is reflected in all aspects of our KS1 curriculum, from exploring the work of Helen Keller in Science; discovering the British Saxophonist Yolanda Brown in music to be introduced to the works of Pakistani artists Medhi and Bakre in art. Not to forget, learning about the intrepid explorers Mae Jemison and Matthew Henson in the topic 'What a Wonderful World'.
In Lower Key Stage Two, rock and soils is brought to life in science by learning about visually-impaired paleontologist Geerat Vermeij. Diversity continues to be interwoven in the curriculum by exploring immigration in Stone Age Britain, as well as discovering the works of 21st Century Female Composer Kerry Andrews in music. Furthermore, disability activism and protests are researched inspired by our local area study on the Peterloo Massacre.
This celebration of diversity continues in Upper Key Stage, when discovering the significant role BAME troops in World War Two , as well as, the significance of code breaker Alan Turing in the Battle of the Atlantic in this fascinating history topic. Furthermore in science, female astronomer Jane X Luu is researched in the topic on Earth and Space, where children will also find out about the asteroid named after Malala Yousafzai, who is an modern activist for female education. A further local area history study on the Suffrage Movement in Manchester empowers the next generation to have their voices heard and not forgetting the British Composer Daniel Kidane, whose Dream Song uses fragments of Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech is studied in music.