Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Windrush Generation

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The arrival of the SS Empire Windrush in June 1948, at Tilbury Dock, Essex in England, marked the beginning of post-war mass migration.

As it is Black History Month, and we have already looked at some key migration routes as part of our IPC topic – what else can you find out about this turning point in Britain’s history?

Go to  http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/ and see if you can find the answers to these questions:

Where did the passengers arriving on the SS Empire Windrush come from?

Why did they choose Britain?

Why not the USA?

Explore the website and post the most interesting facts you find!

Happy hunting!

Miss John

The Tower Hamlets Book Award 2013

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A group of children in year 6 are shadowing the Tower Hamlets Book Award 2013.

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During the next few weeks we will be reading these seven exciting books and deciding which one we think should be voted the best book of 2013.

We will be adding our comments and discussion on each of the books during the next few weeks.

Sam Gayton,  the author of The Snow Merchant will be visiting year 6 in November to give us an exciting discussion about his book and how he became an author.

if you have read any of these books and would like to post a comment please add a reply below.