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No Outsiders at St Oswald's CE School

No Outsiders updated

At St Oswald's we explicitly teach equality and an appreciation of diversity through the No Outsiders book programme. This provides a series of age appropriate books that introduces to the children different areas of diversity as outlined in the Equality act such as gender equality, race equality, disability, LGBT awareness and so on. These are read with the children and the content discussed. Sometimes the children may read these are part of their literacy lessons and produce follow up work.  The books that are used for each class are as follows (you can ask to view these in school anytime).

Robins (Reception / Year 1)

 ‘Blue Chameleon’ by Emily Gravett

 ‘Mommy, Mama and Me’ by Leslea Newman and Carol Thompson

 ‘Ten Little Pirates’ by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty

‘You Choose’ by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodheart

 ‘Elmer’ by David McKee

‘Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly’ by Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt

Wrens (Year 1 / Year 2)

 ‘My World, Your World’ by Melanie Walsh

‘The First Slodge’ by Jeanne Willis

'What the Jackdaw Saw’ by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt

‘Max the Champion’ by Sean Stockdale, Alexandra Strick and Ros Asquith

‘That’s not how you do it’ by Ariane Hofman-Maniyar

‘The Odd Egg’ by Emily Gravett

Sparrows (Year 2 / Year 3)

‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon

‘Two Monsters’ by David McKee

‘The Hueys in the New Jumper’ by Oliver Jeffers

‘We’re all Wonders’ by R. J. Palacio

‘Blown Away’ by Rob Biddulph

‘The Great Big Book of Families’ by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith

Goldfinches (Year 4 / Year 5)

‘King and King’ by Linda de Hann and Stern Nijland

‘Rose Blanche’ by Ian McEwan and Roberto Innocenti

‘Dogs Don’t do Ballet’ by Anna Kemp and Sarah Ogilvie

‘The Flower’ by John Light

‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers

‘Red: A Crayon’s Story’ by Michael Hall

‘How to Heal a Broken Wing’ by Bob Graham

Hummingbirds (Year 5 / Year 6)

‘Leaf’ by Sandra Dieckmann

‘The Cow who Climbed a Tree’ by Gemma Merino

‘The Thing’ by Simon Puttock and Daniel Egneus

‘The Island’ by Armin Greder

‘Where the Poppies Now Grow’ by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey

We also hold regular 'No Outsider's' themed collectuive worship where we look at ways in which people can live out Jesus message of 'Love your neighbour as yourself' and to teach the children about different forms of diversity. We sing our 'No Outsiders' hymn and the prayer spaces group are currently writing a 'No Outsiders' prayer. 

No Outsiders Collective Worship

We also have a weekly No Outsiders Collective Worship session. You can see an example here. 

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