Over the next 5 weeks, pupils in Years 4 & 5 will take part in the Anti-Racist Education Project (AREP). The lessons will explore a number of sensitive issues such as differences, bullying, racism and prejudice. We will be supported in delivering this work by Nottinghamshire County Council's Achievement and Equality team. Staff from the team will be coming into school every week to deliver these sessions.
Year 5 will take part in the AREP sessions on a Monday afternoon, whilst Year 4's lessons will be carried out on a Wednesday afternoon.
In order to make the most of the work undertaken in class, your child(ren) may occasionally bring home a piece of homework and ask you to help them complete it. They may also have a number of questions for you, as children are naturally inquisitive.
We feel that is it very important that our children should be given the opportunity to consider these issues and this topic contributes to our SEAL and community cohesion work. We believe that the children will get a great deal out of this work, but are also aware that some of you may have concerns given some of the subjects we will be looking at. If your child is worried or anxious or they are unsure about any of the aspects covered, please come and talk to us.
If you would like to know more about what work we will be doing, please do not hesitate to get in touch.