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King's Court First School

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Autumn Term:

Friday 13th October 2023

Extended homework task – please upload to dojo by Friday 27th October 2023

In recognition of Black History Month during October and our Term one writing focus on poetry, we are setting an extended whole school homework to write a poem in celebration of black women and if wished, to enter the poem into the national competition.

The competition is open to all primary, secondary, college, and university students across the UK, as well as members of the public who want to join in. Parents are welcome to complete the homework too and enter!  The aim is to recognise the significant impact of black women in a range of areas, while inspiring and empowering future generations.


The children attended a virtual assembly on Tuesday to introduce them to Black History Month and each class also has a focus book to read and explore.  Children can write a poem about a pioneering black woman who has made an impact in their chosen field, explaining why she is an inspiration to them. The poems don’t have to be about famous people; they can be about members of their family, women who have inspired them in their community, or even about themselves and their experiences as a woman or young person. The aim is to get creative and have fun with it! They may wish to write a poem in the style they have been learning about in school, or create one in the style of their choice. 


Please see the link below for further information on how to enter the competition. Entering is optional but please upload your child’s poems to dojo as usual for homework.  We would also love to see the poems brought into school to display and share in class.  Please note, submitting the poem for the competition is the responsibility of parents rather than the school.