Given the potential cultural isolation of Cornwall, we are dedicated to ensuring children are educated around all Protected Characteristics. As part of this, we made a conscious decision to ensure year wide coverage of these characteristics throughout the curriculum rather than taking the approach of celebration months/weeks for particular areas. As part of this, the following information shows the coverage of the curricukum for all of these characteristics, throughout the year, for all areas of learning.

Protected Characteristics 2021-2022

Classroom texts
Race/religion:
– Look Up: Nathan Byron
– You Are Welcome: Alexandra Penfold
– Coming to England: Floella Benjamin
– The Proudest Blue: Abtihaj Muhammed
– Shine: Sarah Asuquo
– Freedom We Sing: Amyra Leon
Sexual Orientation/Gender:
– My Princess Boy: Suzanne DeSimone
– Fabulous Frankie: Simon James Green
– The Great Big Book of Families: May Hoffman
– Julian is a Mermaid: Jessica Love
– Pirate Mums: Jodie Lancet-Grant
– Uncle Bobby’s Wedding: Sarah Brannen
– Jacob’s New Dress: Sarah Hoffman
Difference:
– The Too Tall Giraffe: Christine Maier
– Its Ok to be Different: Todd Parr
– Okapi Loves his Zebra Pants: Terri Tatchell
– The Girls: Lauren Ace
– The Boys: Lauren Ace
Disability:
– What Happened to You?: James Catchpole
– Amazing: Steve Antony

Year 1
WCR texts
Race/religion:
– Handa’s Surprise
– Colour Me Happy The Four Fox Cubs
– Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky
– The King with Donkey Ears
– The Lion and the Beetle

Age/Tolerance and acceptance:
– Grandads Secret Giant
Subject Areas
Race

Music:
Hip Hop and Rap Artists
Bob Marley and Pharrell Williams
Bhangra, Latin, Jazz artists and the Blues

Art:
Beatrice Milhazes
Vija Celmins
Jose Bernal
Religion

History:
Remembrance – all nations and ethnicities

RE:
Diwali
Sikhism
Christianity

RE:
Christianity
Sikhism
Gender

PSHE:
People Who Help Us – challenging gender stereotypes
Disability

Art:
Louis Wain
Sexuality

Art:
David Hockney
Jasper Johns
Louise Bourgeois (f)
All Protected Characteristics

PSHE:
We Are All Special and Unique
Year 2
WCR texts
Race/religion:
– How the Old Woman Got Her Wish
– The Ginseng Fairy
– Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer
– Why Anansi has Eight Skinny Legs
Subject Areas
Race

Music:
South African Music
Nelson Mandela
Stevie Wonder
Gamelan

Geography:
Different cultures of the world

Music:
Reggae

RE:
Religion

RE:
Christianity
Islam
Holy places – range of religions

Geography:
Comparing Cultures around the World

History:
Gunpowder plot
Gender

PSHE:
Gender Stereotypes

History:
Mary Anning (Gender)
All protected Characteristics

PSHE:
Respecting uniqueness
Year 3
WCR texts
Race/religion:
– The Magic Paintbrush
– The Three Dolls
– The Ever So Long Wool String
– Sleeping Out

Disability:
– Me and Mr P
Subject Areas
Race

Geography:
North America – different cultures
Religion

RE:
Judaism
Hinduism
Sikhism
Christianity

Geography:
North America – different cultures
Gender

History:
Boudicca
Disability

History:
Amesbury Archer
Claudius

Art:
Carl Giles
All Protected Characteristics

PSHE:
Valuing Differences
Respect
Year 4
WCR texts
Race/religion:
– Frost
– The Drop of Honey
– The Lion with Red Eyes
– Tell Me No Lies
– Friend or Foe

Gender/Women:
– The Firework Maker’s Daughter

LGBTQ+:
– Bill’s New Frock
Subject Areas
Race

Music:
Grime/Rap
Bhangra
Latin Fusion
Beyonce
Slavery
Pop Music development and the links to Civil Rights

History:
Romans – people of colour featured throughout

Art:
Luz Perez Ojeda
Sokari Douglas Camp (f)
El Anatusi Ghanaian
Religion

RE:
Islam
Humanists
Christianity

Music:
Gospel
Gender

PSHE:
Respectful Relationships
Relationships and the Law

History:
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Sexuality

PSHE:
Respectful Relationships
Relationships and the Law

Art:
David Hockney
All Protected Characteristics

PSHE:
Being a Citizen
Human Rights
Challenging Stereotypes
Year 5
WCR texts
Race/religion:
– Cloud Busting
– Varjack Paw
– Once in the Wind
– The Curse
– The Boy at the Back of the Class
– Medusa
– Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Age:
– Gangsta Granny

Gender Equality:
– Lightening Mary

Sexual Orientation:
– The Sleeper and The Spindle
Subject Areas
Race

Music:
Jazz – various musical artists of colour
Motown – Civil Rights
Hip Hop

PSHE:
Migration and Cultural Diversity in the UK

Art:
Magdalene Odundo
Religion

RE:
A range of religions and how they help people when times get hard.
Hindi, Jewish and Islamic Prayer: What, how, when, where, why?

History:
Religion through Power and Monarchy (Religion)
Gender

History:
Ancient Greek Goddesses
Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II (Gender)
Sexuality

History:
Cornwall Pride

Art:
Andy Warhol
All Protected Characteristics

PSHE:
Identity, stereotypes and discrimination
Year 6
WCR texts
Race/religion:
– Pig Heart Boy
– The Rainforest
– Big Ideas for Young Thinkers
– Windrush Child
Subject Areas
Race

History:
WW2 and all nations represented

Geography:
Developing Countries and growing raw materials

Music:
Jazz
Gospel
Bhangra

History:
Law and Retribution
Slavery, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandella, apartheid

PSHE:
Diversity
Religion

History:
Early Islamic Culture

Music:
Jazz
Gospel
Bhangra

Geography:
Comparing three locations and their cultures

RE:
Christianity
Christianity Aid and Islamic Relief
Hinduism

Gender

History:
Home Front and women’s role

Music:
Inspirational Women in Music

History:
Women and sexism: suffragettes
Sexuality

PSHE:
Healthy/Unhealthy relationships

History:
Same sex marriage and Bill of Human Rights

PSHE:
Hate Crime
LGTBQ+
Discrimination
Disability

Art:
Claude Monet (blind in later life)
All Protected Characteristics

Geography:
Comparing Cultures – If you were born somewhere else, would you still be you?

RE:
What will make Liskeard a more respectful community?

PSHE:
A Sense of Identity