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"There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen. There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of them yield more flavours than can ever be tasted."

- Sun Tzu


It is important to us at Oatlands Infant School that embedded within our curriculum is the opportunity for our pupils to learn about and to celebrate diversity in all forms. Our curriculum has been carefully designed to ensure that diversity is not taught as a stand-alone lesson but interwoven within every lesson throughout the school day. This can be seen within the books we chose to study in English, our resources as well as the topics we teach. We teach about all the protected characteristics at an age- appropriate level to ensure our pupils have an awareness, develop tolerance and understanding and feel included.


Special Themed Days & weeks

As part of diversity celebration, we take part in some special themed days and weeks including:


Wear it Red Day (Show Racism the Red Card)

  • During Black Legacy month in school (October), we particularly focus on celebrating the work and achievements of prominent black people in the U.K. and abroad. On ‘Wear it Red Day’, which falls on the last Friday in October, the whole school comes together to raise money for ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ which is U.K’s leading anti-racism educational charity.


Children’s Mental Health Week

  • During this week, we shine a spotlight on the importance of children’s mental health. Throughout the week, all classes take part in a variety of activities to help pupils to manage their mental health and develop their empathy and understanding of others. 


Neurodiversity Week

  • During Neurodiversity week, we discuss how people learn differently and how this should be celebrated. During the week, we have special themed assemblies and lessons where we explore neurodiversity in an age- appropriate manner.

Unity Days 

Every term, as part of our P.S.H.E. work, the whole school comes together to celebrate a themed Unity Day. Our Unity Days give the children - and adults too - time to explore concepts around protected characteristics, sharing important conversations and outcomes of learning with each other.

During the day, the children take part in a host of activities carefully designed to help them explore each concept in an age-appropriate way.

We also welcome visitors on the day. Past visitors have included North Yorkshire Police and Police Dog's Jess and Hector. We have also received special videos from members of our community. 


This year we have celebrated Stopping Stereotypes (please see our P.S.H.E. page for more information on about this day) and in the Summer we will celebrate our first Fabulous Families day. 

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