We have recently had our new immersive room fitted here at Underley Garden. The pupils have been
The build-up for the Kings coronation was huge, there was so much preparation but at Underley Garden School everyone pulled together to make it happen.
Using our artistic skills and imaginations we created our very own crowns which we wore to the Coronation party with pride.
Bunting needed to be created and used to decorate the special event. Students bounced ideas around expressing their creative sides through speech, vocalisations, PECS, eye gaze, communication clickers and facial expressions.
Each class used voting slips, which were tailored to how best each student communicates, to cast a vote for their King and Queen. King Alex and Queen Brooke became our King and Queen of Underley.
Student created invites for our Coronation party, these were created using PECS, ICT, letter writing and pictures. The letters were read aloud in classes and seeing how proud each student was, was heart-warming.
On the day of the party we had an assembly, students listened and were able to take in information and understand the importance of the event, everyone joined in to learn the national anthem as well as using a variety of musical instruments to recreate the music used in the national anthem.
As students arrived, joy spread across their faces, as music filled the Underley grounds for the party. Spot lights surrounded the area, games and activities were ready, laughter and excitement rang throughout the party.
As the afternoon tea was being served upon tables, students took this opportunity to engage in flag and jewellery making as well as some dancing.
There was screams, squeals and shrieks of excitement as the Underley Garden School King and Queen were crowned, everyone cheered and clapped as they both perched on their thrones, smiles upon their faces.
Queen Brooke`s interview
Brooke was asked what she liked about being Queen, “Whilst I am Queen, I am going to look after the king, I am so happy and excited and giddy to be Queen and it feels nice because I like my crown, I am going to look after the king and we will dance together.”
When asked what rule she would bring to Underley, Brooke replied and said, “not sure yet Laura, you will have to wait and see” then she smiled,
“I am going to eat my lunch now and be Queen.”
Brookes rule for one day is that everyone must sing as soon as they see the Queen, as well as shimmy, wiggle and move their legs a little.
King Alex’s interview
Alex was asked if he liked being King, Alex gave positive eye contact and put both his thumbs up whilst smiling, indicating he liked being King, Alex was also asked what he liked about being King, Alex smiled and signed cake, then he put his hand on his tummy, and moved it around in a circle, signing the cake was yummy. Alex made a positive vocalisation, and with both hands he extended his thumb and little finger, showing the sign for party, then Alex put his thumbs up indicating the party was good.
Alex was asked what rule he would bring to Underley, he immediately smiled and signed Rock and Roll, rock and roll music is Alex’s favourite, then held his index finger up in the air, Alex was asked “rock music for one hour,” he smiled and made an positive vocalisations. Alex’s rule will be every class at Underley to listen to Rock and Roll music for one hour during the day.