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EYFS and KS1 - KS2 Teaching Resources
Persona Dolls – a Resource for PSHCE and SEAL in Primary Schools and for PSED in Early Years Settings
A resource for loan to teachers and practitioners. Six Persona Dolls of different ethnicities are available for short term loan to schools. For two of the Dolls (of Pakistani and Polish origin) detailed Personas and accompanying materials have been developed.
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Free Downloadable Materials for Teaching about the Abolition of the Slave Trade (KS1 - 3)
A comprehensive resource containing free downloadable schemes of work and materials for Key Stages 1-3. The innovative resources include film clips from "A Son of Africa" (on Equiano) and the Hollywood biopic of Wilberforce "Amazing Grace. The approach taken models medium term planning for the new KS3 curriculum in History and would particularly support an emphasis on diversity, community cohesion, interpretation and the role of the individual.
Primary National Strategy Materials
The following publication was produced as part of the primary national strategy but is still available to download from the website below:
'Excellence and Enjoyment: Learning and Teaching for Black Children in the Primary Years'
Includes elearning modules.
Black History Timeline Posters
This excellent new resource is now available for £15 (incl p & p).
For further information visit
To order : Go to 'reader offers' or phone 0870 836 0924.
10 colourful Black History Month Posters - suitable for Primary schools
Free to download from:
The Mary Seacole Trunk
Resources for Teaching about the Life and Times of a Famous Victorian Woman
The ‘Mary Seacole Trunk’ contains objects (some of them are authentic Victorian) which Mary Seacole may have taken with her to the Crimea. It can be borrowed by schools (usually for a period of 2 to 3 weeks). Prior booking is essential.
Please contact Francine Coates:
Tel: 01438 843906
Examples of the Resources that Accompany the Trunk:
'Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands' First pubd. 1857 Eds. Ziggi Alexander and Audrey Dewjee
Falling Wall Press 1984 ISBN 0 905046 23 4
Paperback book : Mary Seacole's autobiography
Mary Seacole poster (PCET Publishing) and leaflet re learning objectives
Child Education Project poster and information about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole
Channel 4 Learning video and illustrated book 'Famous people' (Stop Look and Listen)
Mary Seacole by John Malam
Racism & Resistance - 'Mary Seacole' primary resource material
Mary Seacole - Nursing Heroine: Assembly pack (with OHT's and text)
Photocopiable resource from: 'Victorian Britain - invisible Victorians'
Information booklet - The Mary Seacole Collection (including contents of the trunk)
Guardian article about the newly discovered portrait of Mary Seacole
Guardian article about the '100 great black britons' vote
Working with the Mary Seacole Trunk - Bushey and Oxhey Infants
In Year 2 we were comparing the work of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. We introduced the trunk after giving the children a little potted history about Mary Seacole.
They were enthralled to know if it was THE real trunk she took with her (of course!) and we took out a few items each day....Things for on board ship (we had last term discussed the Plague and rats in relation to the Great Fire of London so this was perfect revision)...Things for the soldiers... the medicine box (best of all!) - what IS that funny shaped bottle for??!!
The children then had to write as if they were Mary entering the battlefield and using some of the things in the trunk. Wonderful results!!! Thank you. We also watched the Magic Grandad DVD - totally spellbound!!
The History of the Presence of Black People in Britain - Exhibition Resource for Schools
One school which has successfully used the Exhibition Boards is Brooms Barn Primary School....
‘Our Heritage’ at Broom Barns Primary School, Stevenage
As this was our second consecutive year of using ‘The History of the Presence of Black People in Britain’ Exhibition we wanted to make a change of focus (last year our emphasis was on poetry using the support material that accompanied the exhibition). Prior to the Black History Exhibition in October we bought some new A3 photographs of black achievers in the 20th and 21st century. (‘Black Pride’ set of posters from www.badger-publishing.co.uk)
We decided to make our main focus ‘Heritage’ this year and used the overall theme in assemblies to investigate the athlete Kelly Holmes, Baroness Amos the cabinet minister and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah. During literacy and history lessons we investigated the wide variety of heritages present in our Year 6 class.
This work developed speaking and listening skills, leading to class and whole school presentations, geography skills and biography writing. The enhanced knowledge led to a greater understanding of our varied school community.
The conclusion to the topic was a visit from a group called ‘Positive Strides’. The Director is Mark Straker. Tel: 01438 369600,
They offered an educational workshop entitled ‘Take Me Back’. Participants included the actor, director and writer Clint Dyer. This gave the children the opportunity to listen and ask questions from a range of people talking about their heritage, and learn an excellent rap!
Jackie Phillips Year 6 Class Teacher