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Black History Month

St Hilda’s will be looking at influential people in black history. We will focus on inspirational quotes and achievements of both historic and modern day people, with a particular focus on people from the UK.

Here is our Black History Month curriculum offer for October.

  • Quote of the day – influential black figures throughout history
  • Person of the day – a focus on UK and modern figures making a difference to society

These will be posted to the class SeeSaw blog and classes will discuss each day.

  • Host thought activities – strengthen collaboration skills with various thought activities during the month. These will get students thinking and help them learn new ideas and perspective from each other.
  • Collective Worship – focusing on black history and promoting talk about equality and rights.
  • Scholastic ‘Voices’ books to be read in Years 5 and 6 – they share black voices from history.
  • A Black History Day will be held in October, where classes spend the day on the following activities.
  • In class – listen to reggae, 2 tone and ska! Learn about influential Caribbean and Black British artists, and British bands that were influenced by Caribbean sounds .
  • Stonewall lessons – age appropriate lessons on Black History
  • Chosen books: The Proudest Blue, Look Up!, Little Leaders, Young Gifted and Black and Little Leaders (men). Teachers will read and share these books with classes and deliver opportunities to explore them through art and acting/ writing etc.
  • Teachers will prepare and access activities from a range of online resources to promote and education black history and achievement.
  • Sharing resources with parents on the school website, to facilitate home learning.

 Black History Month Links and Resources

Please click on the following links to find resources to support learning about Black History Month.

A large range of flashcards which share facts about different influential black people throughout history.   BlackHistoryFlashcards-vol1-DigitalEdition (2)

BAME network has a wealth of resources and suggestions of books for children.

BBC  offers lots of online resources to promote learning.


Black History on the BBC

Children’s education series discussing the influence of black people on the world aimed at a primary school audience. Clips from the Black Britons programme give an introduction to the history of black people in Britain, from the Romans, through the slave trade to the end of the Second World War.

Time for Kids

TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine that encourages children to get reading. Their Black History Month section has articles on film, books, notable leaders and ordinary people who changed the world in an extraordinary way such as Rosa Parks.

Working Mother

A selection of book recommendations from the online magazine.

Reading Rockets

A national multimedia project that provides lessons and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Their list of favourite books for Black History Month show the joys and challenges shared by children of all backgrounds as they learn and grow.

Education World

Ideas for teaching about Black History Month from the online resource.

Please find below the link for cultural events throughout October, Manchester Libraries.