EYFS – Black History Month

Christian Value link: Wisdom and Justice

British Value link: Individual Liberty

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child links:  Article 28 – You have the right to a good quality education. Article 12 – You have the right to express your opinion freely. Article 30 – You have the right to practice your own language, culture and religion.

Throughout the month of October, we have been looking at Black History and why this is important. One of the significant people we have looked at is, Mo Farah! We talked about what his job role might be and why he might be important. One child said, “I think he might write books” and another said, “He does paperwork.” We talked a bit more about his job and that he is a runner who has one lots of medals, he is a role model. The children then watched a video of Mo Farah running in the Olympics. We discussed the video as a class and one child said, “He was really fast” and another said, “He was sweating.” The children talked about how good of a runner he was and that they all wanted to be like him. So we decided to go to the field to practice our running and of course ‘The Mobot’ celebration. We finished the day by reading Mo Farah’s book, ‘How fast can you Mo?’

We have loved learning about significant black people and how we are all equal and can achieve the same things, as long as we work hard! He is an inspiration and some day we hope to be as fast as him!