As a whole school, we held a belated celebration day for King Charles III’s coronation. All children watched clips of the coronation and discussed how his reign succeeded Queen Elizabeth II. Each year group did different activities linked to the coronation and history. We ended the day with a picnic in the shade of our school garden. It was a lovely hot day so instead of afternoon tea, we had snacks and ice-pops to cool us down! We learned about different crowns and who had worn them before. Year 1 started to learn about King Charles III. Year 2 researched symbolic objects used during the coronation and found out that some were made for King Charles II, who we learned about during the Great Fire of London study. Year 3 researched the symbolism used in King Charles III’s invitations to learn more about him and to understand the symbolic references of his sovereignty over Great Britain. Year 4 & 5 learned about the previous King Charles’ and their interesting history. Finally year 6 researched King Charles III’s four key themes of community, diversity, sustainability and youth to learn more about what type of a king he would be. They then had a debate about whether they though he would make a successful king or not based upon what they had learned about him.
We all used research skills and learned lots of interesting facts to develop our understanding of the significance of the event.
KS1 & 2 Resource Base
In the Key Stage 2 Base we have been learning about Kings Charles. We have learnt about his life and family. We have explored photographic sources of historic artefacts. We have learnt about the Crown Jewels and their history. The Jewels are kept securely in the tower of London and are very expensive. They are a very important part of the Coronation.