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Good morning Year 4 and welcome to a new week of English learning. We are going to be taking a break from learning about the Romans in English to learn about some important people who changed the world. We will be looking at Rosa Parks this week and learning all about her life as well as putting ourselves in her shoes. She fought hard so that black people had the same rights as white people and her story is truly inspiring. The whole school project this week Is focusing on Black History and the Black Lives Matter movement we wanted to link our English learning to this to give you all the opportunity to use your voice. 
Rosa Parks was known as the 'Mother of the Civil Rights movement', fighting hard for black people to have the same rights as white people in America. 


Please have a look at the page below entitled 'key vocabulary'. We have selected some key words which may be new to you or you may have heard before which will be important for your learning this week! 


Activity 1

Please listen to Miss Constantinou reading the book ‘I am Rosa Parks’. While you are listening think about these questions, you may want to discuss your thoughts with someone else in your home.

How did this book make you feel and why?

How do you think Rosa felt growing up in a world where she was treated differently because of the colour of her skin?

How did Rosa change the world?


Today you will be researching all about Rosa Parks. Use learning from the book and additional sources to create a poster or fact-file all about Rosa Parks and her importance in history.

I am Rosa Parks- Part 1

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I am Rosa Parks- Part 2

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I am Rosa Parks- Part 3

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Key vocabulary 


Key term Definition 
Prejudice Pre-judging an individual and forming an opinion not based on a reason or actual experience. 
Discrimination The unfair or pre-judged treatment of different groups of people such as race, gender, age or religion. 
Oppression Cruel or unfair treatment from a place of power. 
Segregation The action of setting people apart from others.
Activist A person who fights to bring a political or social change. 
Protest The action of disagreeing with something that is being said or done.