Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Term 3: Black History

Discovery Storytime Term 3: Black History

For this term’s Discovery Story Time, all year groups at Southborough are reading books about significant figures and events in Black history. For fifteen minutes each day, our teaching assistants will be reading a Black History text from our Discovery Centre’s rich collection.


During Discovery Story Time, classes will be thinking about why it is important to read about Black history, and begin to make connections between the past and the present. Discussions will encourage pupils to be active and engaged members of society, aware of the interaction between past and present as it pertains to racial identity. The stories shared with classes celebrate the art, stories, cultures and influential figures within Black history.


Pupils will be reading our Discovery Story Time books whilst considering the following school values: perseverance, joy, hope and compassion. Classes will be thinking about these values and how they relate to the inspiring lives and actions of the real-life people featured in their books for the term.


Classes will be reading the following books:


We're Going to Find the Monster by Malorie Blackman

Last Stop at Market Street by Matt de la Peña

Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser

Jabari Tries  by Gaia Cornwall

Look Up! by Nathan Byron

Clean Up! by Nathan Byron


Coming to England by Floella Benjamin

Muhammad Ali by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

This is the Rope by Jacqueline Woodson

Ella: Queen of Jazz by Helen Hancocks


Bedtime Stories: Beautiful Black Tales from the Past by Wendy Shearer

To Liberty! by Catherine Johnson

Queen of Freedom by Catherine Johnson

Children of the Benin Kingdom by Dinah Orji