May 6th will see something most of us have never experienced before: a coronation. And the pomp and glory of the formal accession of Charles III, of course, offers the perfect opportunity to reflect on some of the other kings and queens who have made their mark on history. Which is where Happy and Glorious comes in – an active and engaging exploration of monarchs and the monarchy for every primary school year group!
"Our pupils loved the workshops and the assembly and joined in enthusiastically. Students gained some great history knowledge from the workshops and a sense of occasion that the Coronation is a very special event. Jackson was fantastic - he had a fantastic relationship with the pupils and delivered with knowledge and enthusiasm. We would definitely have another As Creatives day in the future." St Jude's Catholic Primary School
“We enjoyed the workshops tremendously. The children learnt a great deal, in an interactive and engaging manner. They gained the intended knowledge from the year specific workshops. They gained a sense of enjoyment through the drama activities and were able to talk, at length, about their activities afterwards. Jo was fabulous and made the day very special for all the children.” Cloverlea Primary School
Able to accommodate the whole of up to a two-form entry school in a single day, Happy and Glorious opens with an interactive, whole-school assembly (which can be streamed if needs be), looking at the meaning, structure and content of a coronation, while the workshops harness age-appropriate, drama-based techniques to support the children in exploring the lives and reigns of some "landmark monarchs" ...
EYFS: Queen Elizabeth II – seventy amazing years ...
Year 1: Queen Victoria – and the Age of Change ...
Year 2: King Charles II - and the Great Fire of London ...
Year 3: Boudica - and the Roman occupation of Britain ...
Year 4: Alfred the Great - and the Saxons and Vikings ...
Year 5: King Henry VIII – six wives, a son and two daughters ..,
Year 6: King George VI - and World War II.
"Thank you so much for visiting St Gregory's today; pupils and staff have loved the opportunity to work with you. You have certainly made the Coronation memorable for them." St Gregory's Primary School
Happy and Glorious also comes complete with some great supporting resources ...
- A follow-up writing activity for every year group, complete with printable writing frameworks and full instructions for teachers ...
- Bullet-pointed suggestions for further follow-ups - for every year group.
"All the pupils (and staff!) loved the workshops. They were enthusiastically delivered and were made accessible and engaging for all the year groups. They enjoyed the way they were interactive and could get moving in a fun way but were still learning! The children gained knowledge about the kings and queens throughout history within the UK within the whole school assembly and then went on to discover more about the time within a topic in year groups. These were fantastic as there were links to their current and prior knowledge and historical understanding. We'll be looking to book more workshops in the future. Thank you from us all at Blacklow for a wonderful day!" Blacklow Brow Primary
See our Jubilee and Coronation workshops in action!
5NH learned all about Royal History in their workshop with @AsCreatives this morning. They learned about the upcoming King’s Coronation and other famous Kings from different periods in History. 🤴🏽 👑 pic.twitter.com/8uCHP3dA3z
— Bridgewater Primary School, Little Hulton (@BridgewaterPS) May 4, 2023
Year 1 enjoyed their workshop this morning looking at previous royals, in particular, Queen Victoria. We really enjoyed the quiz and using our bodies to create different objects from the past! Thank you @AsCreatives ✅⭐️🇬🇧🏼 #WHCHistory #WHCYear1 pic.twitter.com/cN4OdsN3zQ
— Whitehouse Common (@whcps) May 5, 2023
We have @AsCreatives in school with us today covering the theme 'Happy & Glorious'. Happy faces in a brilliant assembly and inspirational workshops. #Coronation2023 @BCPP__ @PrimaryTolkien pic.twitter.com/kKB5NaTY2y
— St Jude's Catholic Primary School 🧡 (@jude_primary) May 5, 2023
Today, our Jubilee celebrations have included History workshops called 'Long to Reign Over Us'. We have been learning all about life in Britain over the past seventy years. @BirminghamEdu @BCPP__ @PrimaryTolkien pic.twitter.com/673fz3QTPZ
— St Jude's Catholic Primary School 🧡 (@jude_primary) May 26, 2022
A wonderful start to our special Platinum Jubilee Week! Year 1 really enjoyed their ‘Long to Reign Over Us’ workshop about toys and games from the 1950’s to the present day. #learning #achieving pic.twitter.com/FCM4IALX49
— Cloverlea Primary (@Cloverlea1917) May 23, 2022
Great morning in Y4. We loved our ‘Long to Reign Over Us’ workshop with @AsCreatives . A cracking start to our Platinum Jubilee celebrations. #PlatinumJubilee 👑 We loved investigating the evolution of travel since Elizabeth II came to the throne. #learn pic.twitter.com/39HSBmvLVm
— Cloverlea Primary (@Cloverlea1917) May 23, 2022
Year 3 are making ‘Then & Now’ tableau, exploring how entertainment has changed since 1952 - all part of #LCPSJubilee Week! Thanks to @AsCreatives for your help today! #LovetoLearn #LCPSExperiences pic.twitter.com/Yj6FxANHFp
— Longmoor CPS (@longmoorcps) May 24, 2022
— Childwall CE Primary (@childwallcofe) May 26, 2022