King's Hawford

27 May

Jubilee Celebrations: A Perfect Picnic.

King’s Hawford broke out the bunting prior to the end of the first half of the Summer Term to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. With Jubilee festivities across the country due to burst fully into life in the latter part of the half-term break, the pupils (and staff!) of King’s Hawford took the opportunity to picnic and have a party to celebrate a week early. All of our children from Kindergarten to Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic feast on a patchwork of blankets on the Top Field, as songs from the 50s and royal related rhythms filled the air.

Children had a great time playing games and singing and dancing in the sunshine. The ice-cream van was a definite hit with both the staff and pupils! After finishing their ice-creams, the whole school gathered together at a very carefully selected spot to witness the planting of the school’s Jubilee Tree. As it grows, it will serve as a reminder of Elizabeth II’s reign as well as serving as a shady spot to enjoy the relaxing surroundings under what will become a 10m canopy.

Pupils in Kindergarten have embraced a ‘Jubilee’ topic running throughout their learning this week. Picking up paint brushes pupils have created numerous portraits of the Queen; they have also stepped into the role of cook to create delicious jam tarts and tried their hand at making a cucumber sandwich or two! The children particularly enjoyed reading The Queen’s Knickers by Nicholas Allan before embracing their creative skills designing their own real life pair of pants!

The children enjoyed this fantastic warm-up to the further festivities that lie ahead.