Brentside Primary Academy

Putting Children First


Friday 9th October 2020 – Feel Good Friday

This year has had a devastating effect on children and young people’s mental health. It has been unbelievably hard, but together, we can make a difference and show young people they are not alone.

The mental health and wellbeing of your students is incredibly important to us. That’s why, in the classroom, #HelloYellow was a day for everyone at school to have something to look forward to. It was time to bring everyone together to feel positive about the future and have some fun!

Curriculum diversity at Brentside Primary Academy


Our curriculum promotes diversity through the study and celebration of a wide range of famous people and cultures.  Here are some of the curriculum elements that help to promote diversity at Brentside Primary.


In Early Years children learn about different types of families.

In Year 1 children study the life and achievements of the famous female pilot Amelia Earhart. They also look at the significance of holy days to different religions.

In Year 2 children study the life of Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks as well as comparing the lives of children in Kenya to their own. They also read stories from other cultures such as Lila and the rain.
In Year 3 children study Usain Bolt and his accolades as well as reading stories by Enid Blyton and Dick King Smith. They also study the Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

In Year 4 children learn about different civilisations that have shaped our country and local area such as the Romans. They study a range of different religions and compare and contrast their views. They also read poetry by Malorie Blackman.

In Year 5 children read Beverley Naidoo’s book Journey to Jo’burg and Wonder by J P Palacio. They also learn about slavery in British colonies and its impact on society today.

In Year 6 children study WW2 from different perspectives through the books Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne and Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. In History they take a look in depth at German society at this time. They also study the Islamic civilisation in AD900.