On Thursday 28th April, we celebrated the royal wedding by holding our own party day at St Joseph’s. We invited our younger children to come as prince or princess, bride or groom while everyone else dressed in “red, white and blue”. The children enjoyed a range of art and craft activities throughout the day, and learnt about our rich heritage and some of our national traditions. At lunchtime we held a street party and invited our parents to join us.
Below are some reports from our children:
“Year 3 made paper crowns using beads and jewel. We did royal maths with year 4, some royal map work about the route of the wedding procession using grid squares. Then we sang some typical English songs ( including What shall we do with the drunken sailor)
We all had a royal lunch in the playground with the tables in the colour and shape of the Union Jack flag. Then after lunch we did royal activities like wedding lists, and designs for wedding cakes, wedding dresses, tiaras, souvenir plates and the royal flags. This photograph shows some of us with our crowns and memory books that we can take home to keep.” BY AFTON + ALEX Year 3
“In year 6 we had a very busy day celebrating the Royal Wedding. We made ‘royal’ cookies and decorated them with the Union Jack flag, we debated how the wedding would effect the UK and who it would benefit, and finally we plotted the royal wedding route and located some of London’s famous landmarks on a map.
The street party lunch was fantastic – we all had a really good time – especially when we dressed our teacher up in a ‘princess’ dress we’d made!
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our Royal Wedding celebration day!”
“I really enjoyed decorating the plates”. Milly
“I enjoyed the picnic”. Alicia
“My best bit was when my family came because we got to sit together for lunch”. Lourdes
“I enjoyed seeing everyone’s faces smiling”. Olivia
“I liked the music in the background because it sounded royal”. Catherine
“I enjoyed the picnic because my family came”. Hollie
“It was a really fun day, everyone was happy“. Alex
“I liked getting dressed up and eating outside“. Mario
“On Thursday 28th April, we dressed up as princesses, princes, kings or queens for the Royal wedding day at our school. In Swans we made a commemorative plate featuring Kate and William. In Ducklings class we made crowns that we could wear and in Swallows class we made flags to wave on the big day!! At lunchtime we had a big street party in the playground and some people sat on their own mats with their parents. We had a great day at school and enjoyed all the activities that we did.” By Nyasha in SWANS
The Ducklings enjoyed coming into school dressed either in their wonderful princes and princesses costumes or in their best wedding clothes. We had a fun-filled morning going around to the other Key Stage One classes where they made decorated crowns and commemorative plates. The highlight of the day was the huge outdoor picnic shared with a great many of our parents on the field. The PTA and parent helpers had laid out a magnificent table arrangement in the shape of a union flag and there was a fantastic excitement in the playground with all the children, staff , governors and parents all having a fun lunch-time together. In the afternoon the craft activities continued with flag-making so by the time the Ducklings went home they needed carrier bags to take all their craft-work home. I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to wear a wedding dress to school and had a good many laughs at some of the comments I received. By Mrs Smith, Ducklings Teacher
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