As part of their learning in history, Year 2 children had a visit from Mary Seacole this week. Mary Seacole was British-Jamaican, born in 1805. Her mother was a free Jamaican, her father a soldier in the British Army. Mary grew up in her mother’s hotel in Jamaica. Mary had a lot of experience caring for sick British soldiers because so many of them were based in the West Indies. One of the worst diseases in the Caribbean was cholera, which killed thousands of people. She used her medical knowledge and looked after the wounded from the battlefield.
At Pinner Park we use high-quality children's literature as the primary approach to the teaching of English.
The books we choose help children to grow ideas and expand their minds.
When we introduce a new text to the children, we try and make it as engaging at possible. The photos show some examples from recent book launches.