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Year 5 Topic: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Recently, you will have noticed that people around the world have been talking about the problem of racism, and protesting about how many black people find that society makes their lives more difficult and they are treated differently based upon how other people see them. This is the issue about which we are finishing our Democracy: From Ancient Greece to Today topic this year, to encourage our pupils to exercise the National Curriculum fundamental British value of participation in democracy. Use the resources below to find out more about what Black Lives Matter means, and answer any questions or misconceptions you may have. How do you feel about the issue of racism? For a deeper understanding, look at the Hear The Windrush resources in our Literacy section!

A Parent's Guide to Black Lives Matter

CBBC Newsround Fighting Racism Videos

What are fake news and misconceptions?

Celebrating Diversity and Challenging Racism Books

Write a letter to your MP and the Prime Minister!

Each year, we write a letter to our local Member of Parliament, who is called Caroline Lucas, about an issue we feel strongly about. This is an important part of our citizenship, the fundamental British value of participating in our democracy. This year, our topic is so important, that we also think it would be worth writing to the Prime Minister as well, to make sure that your views and ideas are heard.

Use the resources to: remind yourself how to write a letter; how to express your opinion and form a persuasive argument; and then either use the links to send your letter electronically; or send it to us to print and post!

Examples of Letters Fairlight Have Written


A Reply from Caroline Lucas MP


How to Plan Your Own Letter

Letterwriting Language & Phrases

Letter Writing Template 1

Letter Writing Language Template 2

Fairlight School Headed Paper

Who To Send Your Letter To

Our local Members of Parliament:

Caroline Lucas MP (Brighton Pavilion constituency)

Lloyd Russell Moyle MP (Brighton Kemptown constituency)

Peter Kyle MP (Hove Constituency)

Maria Caulfield MP (Lewes Constituency)

The Prime Minister:

Boris Johnson MP