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Hot topic: resources and activities for the King's Coronation

Added 14 Apr 2023 | Updated 02 May 23

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Celebrating the Coronation

The Coronation of His Majesty The King will be taking place on Saturday 6 May, 2023 in Westminster Abbey. The ceremony, witnessed by members of the royal family, the British public, and visitors from around the globe, will see King Charles III and The Queen Consort crowned in a grand display of pageantry. The Coronation begins a weekend of royal celebrations and bank holiday festivities, bringing friends, families and communities together to celebrate this historic event.

Using our Hot Topic: King's Coronation School Resource

Our hot topic resource is packed with ideas for pupils aged 3 to 14 (Early Years, KS1, KS2 and KS3/Early, First, Second and Third Level) to help you mark the event, weaving literacy learning in to your celebration to help pupils develop key reading, writing, and oracy skills.

This free hot topic resource includes:

  • An outline of The Coronation celebrations
  • Reading ideas including age-appropriate class reads and the 2023 Children’s Book Celebration
  • Oracy and storytelling ideas
  • Writing ideas including writing prompts and film-inspired writing
  • Cross-curricular ideas including science experiments

The activities are designed to be adaptable for teachers working across different age ranges, and for the time you have available.

More ways to celebrate with us

Coronation draw-along with Rob Biddulph

Join us on Monday 24 April for a live online draw-along with bestselling, award-winning children’s author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph.

Suitable for ages 7 to 11 (KS2/P4-P7), and inlcuding the opportunity for children to craft their own coronation-inspired illustrations.

The 2023 Children’s Book Celebration

To mark the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort in May, the National Literacy Trust, in partnership with digital bank, Chase, is running a very special 2023 Children’s Book Celebration to crown the top 23 children’s books. We invite all primary-aged pupils from across the UK to vote for their all-time favourite book to create the Chase Coronation Booklist.

Learn more about the 2023 Children's Book Celebration

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Explore our range of hot topic resources packed with inspiration for activites that embed literacy skills by building on events or interests that have hooked your pupils' attention.

Find more teaching activities linked to calendar moments and awareness days with our schools literacy teaching calendar.

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