Today it's the Friday Maths Challenge!!
Can you complete questions 1-4 on your own?
The rest are for older children, so don't worry about those.
Today I would like you to complete the challenge 'Wonderful words' on pages 11-12.
You will need to match the words to the definition and look through the text for words you do not understand. You can look up their definitions in a dictionary or using google with a parent's permission. I would then like you to write a few sentences using a few of these new words!
Good luck :)
Today we are going to learn about the Windrush Scandal.
In 2012 the British Government and Home Office created new rules about who could come to Britain to live, receive medical care, an education and work. These new laws meant anyone living in Britain needed to have official documents to continue living in Britain.
“Because many of the Windrush Generation arrived as children on their parents’ passports and the Home Office destroyed thousands of landing cards and other records many lacked the documentation to remain in the UK.”
- The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
So, because many people came to Britain as children and were never given any papers, in 2012, our government tried to send them back to the countries that they had travelled from. These people had made Britain their home and had lived here for most of their lives.
How would you feel if someone told you they were going to send you to another country because you weren't allowed to be in Britain anymore?
You might feel frightened or angry.
Do you think the treatment of the Windrush generation has been fair? How should the Government support people impacted? Write a letter or create a persuasive poster to argue your point of view.