Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

Oak Jubilee Week

We have been in full flow this week in preparation for our Jubilee Street Party. We  watched the highlights of the Coronation ceremony of Elizabeth II and wrote a newspaper report in journalistic style, focusing on the character and setting description. The class grasped an understanding of the magnitude of the coronation ceremony and learnt about the historical significance of the different elements of the historic occasion. They were particularly impressed by the Queens golden carriage and the Crown Jewels. 

We really enjoyed creating our contribution to the whole school mural. Each child has created a tile to be part of a Jubilee mural which will be displayed in the school's main entrance. We had to create tiles with images depicting castle walls and flags and the queens silhouette. The tiles will be fired and assembled to create a lasting memory of the historic Platinum celebrations for all to see in the years to follow.  

In addition to this, each class were allocated decades from the Queens 70 year reign, Oak travelled back in time to the 1950's and 60's. In pairs, the children carried out some research into four areas of life at that time; music, fashion, news headlines and children's television. Using the lap tops, they have researched each area and have produced posters depicting their learning within these topics. We have also been practising a song medley to accompany our dance performance from the 50's. We will performed both at our Jubilee celebration assembly, we hope you enjoyed it.

To make our street party special, we have made bunting by drawing and painting Union flags in the style of Suerat, painted Union flags onto material to create flags to use during the dance, crowns for the parade and table decorations for our Street Party lunch. Its been very enjoyable and good to get the glitter and feathers out!! At the start of each day, we have also been practising singing the National Anthem in preparation for Friday's celebrations. 

Aside from all the Jubilee fun, this week we embarked onto the next stage of our Business Enterprise project by going on our shopping trip to buy all the ingredients/products the children need for their business idea. We borrowed the village mini bus and took a trip to the shops!! We went to Morrisons, Aldi and Home Bargains to get all our supplies and had to ensure we hadn't over spent budgets and kept a running record of expenditure. It was great to see the children adapting their shopping lists to take into account price, quality and amount they could purchase inline with their £10.00 limit. We are all ready to go when we return after the half term break to launch a marketing strategy in readiness for our pop up market on Friday 3rd June. This will be the opportunity for each group to sell their products and try to make as much profit as they can! Look out for the advertising campaign after the holidays.

The first half of the summer term has flown by, we need to savour every minute of our last summer term of 2022!