Inclusion week in Year 1

For Inclusion week we looked at the story ‘Mixed’.

‘Mixed’ is a story about a world with only three primary colours. The reds were the loudest, the blues were the coolest and the yellows were the brightest.

Until one day the reds said ‘WE ARE THE BEST!’.

In Year 1 we talked about how it would make us feel if all the children were grouped by their hair colour and they were not allowed to be friends with each other. We all said that this would be unfair.

However, the story ends when the three primary colours all decide to mix to make different colours and shades. We all thought the world would be very boring if everyone was the same.

We then painted shapes in the style of Clarice Cliff by colour mixing and making sure that all colours were included.

How you can help at home:

  • Have conversations that celebrate individuals and their differences
  • Listen to the story ‘Mixed’ by Arree Chung being read online
  • Visit the library and see if you can find other books to enjoy that celebrate inclusion