Olton Primary School

Learning Together, Achieving More

Coronation Celebrations

Dear Parents and Carers,


To commemorate the forthcoming Coronation for King Charles III, we will be having a special day to mark this significant historical event with the children on Friday 5th May.


We would like children to dress up on this Friday, either in their special occasion clothes, which might be relating to their culture or religion, or as a former British King or Queen (William the conqueror, Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I or II or maybe even one their teacher doesn’t know much about!


The children will come home with a template for a piece of bunting, with the challenge to decorate this in any way they feel appropriate so we can create a bespoke and memorable Coronation decoration.  This can be decorated both sides if the children wish and to be returned to school by Tuesday 2nd May.


During the day, children will also be finding out about the traditions and history of the Coronation ceremony and taking part in activities relating to this historical event. 


In addition to this, we would like to replicate the success of our afternoon cream tea which we held last year to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  This event is open to parents and relatives to come along and enjoy a cream team (£2.00) to include a scone, jam, cream and a cup of tea/ coffee. We are aiming for wonderful sunshine, but in the event of rain, we shall use the school hall. This event will be held on the upper school playground and we hope lots of you will be able to join us.  The event will take place between 1.45pm and 2.45pm and payments in cash will be taken at the event.  If you would like to make a cake donation for us to sell at the afternoon cream tea, this would be much appreciated.  Cake donations should be brought to the Meadow Reception on the morning of 5th May 2023. 


We hope the children and our families will enjoy this special day ahead of the Coronation.


Yours sincerely,


Mr Chamberlain, Mrs Gray  and the team at Olton