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Spring Term 2- MAAFA



This project teaches the children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade and the causes and consequences of enslavement for enslaved people. The children will discover how the people of Britain benefited from the money and goods produced by the slave trade and will learn about the causes and consequences of the abolition of slavery in the 19th century, the worldwide African diaspora and the European colonisation in Africa. They will explore the lives and actions of black people in 20th century Britain and will understand how the Race Relations Act of 1965 became the first piece of British legislation to tackle racial discrimination. Finally, they will understand the Equality Act 2010 provides people with protection against racism and other forms of discrimination today and will explore the lives of black people who have made significant contributions to Britain.

Home Learning- Year 5 have produced some amazing pieces of home learning for this project

History - The children became experts in one of the Ancient African Kingdoms and created mind maps to share their findings with the rest of the class.

West End for Schools Theatre Workshop for World Book Day - Alice in Wonderland

English - Year Five have written some fantastic newspaper reports on the Amistad Mutiny.

History - Evidence of life on the Plantations - Year 5 looked at and discussed different sources of evidence that showed them what life was like for the enslaved African people who worked on the plantations.

History - Resistance, Revolt and Refusal - Year five explored the different ways that enslaved people would try to resist the situation they were in. They discovered that enslaved African people would try multiple different methods to escape the horrible situation they were in.