Miss Brazier recently attended a conference on ensuring Diverse Representation Across the Primary English Curriculum. It’s a real priority for us at Bayford to make sure that no one is left out or marginalised in any way, and also to make sure that we prepare our children for life in today’s world by helping them understand the experiences people have who come from a wide range of backgrounds. We want everyone to feel that our school library and reading books have stories which reflect their own story, but also to find stories which stretch and expand our understanding of what life’s like for other people.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve purchased a selection of new books (seen in the picture above). These books include themes and characters that represent minority groups and people of protected characteristics. As well as being available for children to access in whole-class reading sessions, teachers will use some of them as part of our English curriculum. We’ve already done some work with the children on being accepting and understanding of different people when all classes studied “My Shadow is Pink” during World Book Day.
On the subject of reading… remember that there’s a great opportunity for you to get some hints and advice on reading at home with your children on Wednesday 4th May from 5.30pm – 7.30pm. We’ll be hearing from Michelle Nicholson, HfL English adviser, about how you can help improve your children’s reading skills. The Book Nook will be bringing along a selection of books from their book shop that will be available for you to purchase on the night and, if that wasn’t enough to entice you in, there will be drinks and nibbles for adults. Don’t forget – children can also join us for a film night while adults are at the reading evening. Sign up by using the button below: