King’s Coronation

To celebrate the King’s coronation, pupils dressed in red, blue or white. The day began with a special assembly during which pupils from each year group were awarded first, second and third place for the crown-making competition, in which each winning pupil received a medal. The assembly ended with all the pupils singing the national anthem. All classes enjoyed an indoor picnic at lunch as there were light showers outside. The pupils received snacks and drinks from the school and their families. Some parents and carers joined them for family picnics in the classrooms and listened to the pupils singing the ‘Coronation Song’, which they have been practising during singing assembly. It was selected due to the excellent mix of strength and power that the children demonstrate whilst singing and reflects the importance of the King’s Coronation.

The history ambassadors shared their vast knowledge about previous coronations and what to expect for this coronation with pupils and their families throughout the afternoon. Many parents were impressed at the information the pupils had disseminated. Various stalls were set up in the KS2 Hall for pupils and their families to enjoy. These included: a cake stall, henna stations and coronation colouring activities. In the MUGA, pupils had an opportunity to experience and enjoy the exciting sports activities in which they could participate. These included: throwing the ball into the hole, throwing the hoop over the cone, hitting the target, and a penalty shoot-out. The parents were extremely pleased to see their children’s sportsmanship as the pupils worked as a team. It was a great way to keep fit and healthy.

As part of the Year 5 and 6 weekly Commonwealth experience, the children have been practising a song called ‘Believe’ which encourages them to develop vital musical skills of tone, dynamics and unison singing. The song is about resilience and following your dreams, hopes and desires which is important for us all. It was a fantastic day, and we would like to express our gratitude to everyone who attended and the adults and pupils who contributed to its success!