Vocabulary is the focus of this week’s homework. This half-term our topic has been History. We’ve been using and applying the key vocabulary below in our learning.
Years 1 and 2 History vocabulary:
- equal rights: being treated fairly and having the same chances in life.
- apartheid: a system that keeps people apart, usually because of their different skin colour.
- racism: treating people differently because of the colour of their skin, their religious beliefs or their culture.
- suffragette: a woman who campaigned for the rights of women to vote.
- protest: people coming together to show others that they are against an idea or an event.
- belief: a strongly held opinion that something is right.
Years 3 and 4 History vocabulary:
- West Indies: a group of islands located in the Caribbean Sea
- slave: a person who is owned by another person and forced to work for them with no pay or rights
- slave trade: the buying and selling of slaves (the Atlantic Slave Trade was the forced movement of millions of African people to the West Indies and America by Europeans)
- abolition: officially stopping or ending something, for example, slavery
- plantation: a large piece of land (farm or estate) used for growing crops on a large scale, such as cotton, tea, sugar cane
- carnival: a festival involving processions, music, dancing and wearing masks and costumes
- immigration: coming to live permanently from another country
Years 5 and 6 History vocabulary:
- evacuation: the movement of people from a place of danger to a safer place
- refugee: a person who has been forced to leave their country to escape war, natural disaster or persecution
- The Blitz: the German bombing campaign against the United Kingdom in 1940-41
- persecution: the treatment of people really badly, especially because of their race, political or religious beliefs
- Women’s Land Army: a unit of women recruited to do agricultural work in the UK during World War I and World War II
- immigration: the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country
- British Empire: the group of countries which were ruled or controlled by Britain
- Windrush Generation: people from the West Indies who immigrated to Britain after the war, initially on the ship called The Empire Windrush
All of these words have been introduced over the half term. How confident do you feel explaining what they mean? Can you traffic light them into green (very confident), yellow/orange (mostly confident) or red (not confident).