Katherine Johnson weekly class update 02 Oct

On Friday  we joined over 2000 other children from different Norfolk Schools and took part in a webinar where we had the opportunity to listen to Chris Lubbe speak.  Chris was Nelson Mandela’s body guard and as well as finding out about his work with Nelson Mandela ( the first black president of South Africa) we also learnt about apatheid and what it was like for Chris to grow up in a country where it was the law to be racist. At the end Chris gave us all several important messages:

  • Speak out against racism
  • Learn about other cultures
  • Be kind
  • Appreciate what we have

Chris was a very engaging speaker and gave us a lot to talk and think about.  In our topic work this week we have been looking at what the words freedom and justice mean, thinking about where we’ve seen these before and how it affects our everyday lives.

We have also had a good few afternoons learning the story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy in French, focusing on keywords to do with Space. The children were brilliant and we could translate lots of the story together. They have made their own mini books of the story!