This week all of the children have been excitedly preparing for today’s Coronation celebration events, ahead of the Coronation of King Charles II on Saturday 6th May.
In FS1 and 2, the children have been getting creative, using lots of different paints, glitter, cutting up paper and creating a card with a special message to congratulate the King on his Coronation. Their activities provided plenty of opportunities to develop fine motor skills and knowledge of repeating patterns, making some wonderful paper chains which now decorate the school.
In Year 1, the children have been learning about the life of King Charles, his childhood, his family and the many good causes that he supports. The Year group reflected upon his ‘duty’ as the King and wrote their own poems called ‘If I was a King….’. They reflected philosophically on how they would rule and what they would prioritise !
Children in Year 2 were extremely excited when they returned to school on Tuesday morning as they discovered they had received a fictitious letter from King Charles II! He asked students to give him advice on how to be a good King, and gave them several questions to answer, such as: ‘What qualities will I need to be a good King?’ and ‘What kind of laws do you think my government should introduce?’. For the rest of the week, Year 2 have been debating in class their answers to their questions and then wrote their ideas down in a reply letter to the King.
Anticipation culminated today when children left their uniforms at home and arrived in ‘red, white and blue’, ready to wear their own personally crafted crown fit for a King or Queen – which they then wore as they dined and enjoyed a special Coronation lunch at ‘royal tables’ in our hall. It was a brilliant occasion, adding to the excitement for the very special weekend ahead!