UPDATED! A 20 slide assembly/resource to be used in the run up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The PPT looks at the weddings of Prince William, Prince Charles and the Queen; royal wedding traditions and what we might see on May 19th. Also, I look at why Britons enjoy royal weddings so much and some basic psychology behind it. Lastly, there are a couple of slides showing the downside of a royal wedding (cost) and a look at a fundraising initiative called ‘The Royal Bedding Day’. Lots of information and pictures of the royal family. Could be used from KS2 upwards.
NB Sometimes preview slides have missing words or appear unformatted. Your actual download will be as the original. Thanks for looking.
Included are two newspaper reports written about the Royal Wedding of Price Harry and Meghan Markle: one about the ceremony and celebrations and the other about the global audience. They both include all the feathers of GDS writing at KS2. Can be used a WAGOLLs or to find features.
This assembly is a general introduction to the royal wedding, but it also links to values (responsibility, courage, advocacy) by showcasing some of Meghan Markle’s charity and advocacy work.
The presentation includes:
A wedding invitation to analyse - pointing out quirks such as the fact that ‘Harry’ is ‘Henry’
Who is Prince Harry?
Who is Meghan Markle?
The clips that are linked to are really powerful (and I found them truly inspirational, especially the second - it is the type where you have pin-drop silence and then spontaneous applause when it ends - the conversation this will likely spark could sustain any number of follow ups - how will you stand up for your rights, how else can one person make a difference? How are we helped by others on our way to success?) The first clip would be a better focus if your school has had a focus on the issues it raises (e.g. our school fund-raised to build a well with our partner school in Africa, so this clip would be highly relevant)
Note: the wedding invitation is a recreation - I have only used copyright-free images. Likewise, the initial slide image is not actually Meghan for the same reason.
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A PowerPoint presentation about the lives of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It gives some historical background to and explains Harry's place in the monarchy and line of succession. Also explains the significance of Meghan in how the monarchy has changed. Ideal for school assembly or use in class. Twenty-two slides.
This lesson on the Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan Markle is aimed for students in Spanish at KS3 and KS4. It is really engaging, as it contains lots of pictures, information, quizzes, music and a video. On top of that, it gives students the opportunity to learn family members, comparatives and the future tense.
This is a two-round quiz, with two extra longer challenges - these can either be given as bonuses to do during the quiz or as part of the quiz itself, creating variety of style.
The questions are multiple choice, and have allowed for logical guesses, so this requires little knowledge of Harry and Meghan’s actual wedding. The answers are included and the set up is such that marking occurs at the end of each round.
This quiz would be ideal if your school has planned activities on the Friday before the wedding such as a ‘high tea’ or as a light hearted Friday afternoon activity pre-wedding.
There are royal fanfare style sound bites included before each question, as a means of gaining attention again before reading next question out loud.
Tip: Write an answer grid on the board, so the children can see who is winning -team name,round one, challenge, round 2, challenge, total.
I had a lot of fun creating this resource, I hope you have as much fun using it. :-)
50% of the author proceeds from this resource will be donated to our partner school in Sierra Leone.
Based for Year 1 but can be changed to suit the ability of your class.
QR codes to be placed around the classroom/school for the children to scan and display the family members name.
The names can be written on the worksheet next to the family members picture.
**L.O: **I can apply my mathematics skills to practical problem solving.
I can choose the perfect wedding venue using my knowledge of area and perimeter.
I can find the correct measurements for the wedding cake using my knowledge of shapes
I can select the cheapest option out of two given options.
I can apply all my mathematical skills effectively.
I can present my work at a high standard.
I can work effectively and collaboratively in a group.
• Solve number and practical problems that recognising numbers, addition, multiplication and division.
• Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
• Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius.
• To be able to work out the perimeter, area, circumpherence, diameter and the volume of shapes.
Ratio and proportion:
• Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples.
Following the latest news report that Meghan Markle’s dad has had to pull out of the wedding, I have created a maths lesson for Year 6. As their SATs are finished it would be nice for them to start project like activites.
This puts the pupils in place of the wedding planner meaning that they have to use a range of mathematical skills.
They work in groups and give a formal presentation at the end explaining their working out and the reasons for making the choices they have.
They will do this lesson Friday so there is an emphasis of there only being one day left so they have to work quickly and efficiently.
I hope you enjoy this!
I have attached a detailed lesson plan which makes everything clear.
A set of posters for the royal wedding to create a display in your classroom. Includes photos of the royal family and other photos associated with the wedding e.g. St George’s Chapel.
See also Royal Wedding Lettering, Royal Wedding Word Mat and Royal Wedding PowerPoint.
Visit www.knightowl.education for more resources for EYFS and KS1.
Royal Wedding Assembly Harry and Meghan
Duration: around 10 minutes (not including music suggestions)
A cast of 30. The content of this production focuses on Harry's ancestors and leaves one wondering if Meghan has been fully 'prepped' on the royal family - with all its highs (Alfred the Great?) and lows (toss-up between King John and Richard III maybe!). Maybe it’s just as well she isn't fully acquainted with her predecessors - or she might think twice about that walk down the aisle!
Script comes with a complete listing of the English Monarchy
Duration: around 10 minutes (not including music suggestions)
Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our assembly on The Royal Wedding. Now, we all know what a busy time this is for the royal couple – especially for Meghan. With all that looking for the right dress, booking the hairdresser, finding the best flower lady …. My, has she got her work cut out! So, we thought - there’s no way this royal bride will find time to read up about the family she is marrying into. That’s why we took it on ourselves to do the hard work for her! Don’t you think she’ll be pleased? I mean, who knows what Harry might not have said about his ancestors? And don’t we all agree, a girl does have the right to know - certainly before she takes that long walk down the aisle? So, for those of you, along with Meghan, interested in the royal family, start listening now! You’ll be amazed at what you’ll learn!
This morning we’ll kick off with the present day royal family - the House of Windsor. Starting with
Child 1: (Holding up picture of Harry) Harry!
Narrator: Ah! The bridegroom himself! Let’s hear it!
Child 2: Harry is the second son of (holds up picture) Charles, the Prince of Wales – now married to Camilla.
Child 3: (Holding up picture) Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, was tragically killed in a road accident in 1997.
Child 4: (Holding up picture) Harry has an older brother, William. It was only a few years ago that Harry was best man at William’s wedding. William married Catherine Middleton 29th April 2011 at Westminster Abbey; whereas Harry and Meghan will be ‘tying the knot’ at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018.
Child 5: Harry and William have a rather important grandma – the Queen!
Child 6: Queen Elizabeth the second is married to the Duke of Edinburgh and has four children
Child 7: Prince Charles, Harry’s dad
Child 8: Prince Andrew, the Duke of York
Child 9: Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex
Child 10: And a daughter, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal.
Narrator: All fine representatives of the monarchy – but was it always thus? We looked at some examples of good and bad monarchs and drew our own conclusions! Starting with
Child 11: Alfred the Great!
a Power Point detailing who Harry and Meghan are, Harry’s place in the monarchyand the significance of Meghan.
A ‘design a wedding cake’ activity including Power Point.
A letter writing lesson using the wedding as a stimulus
Suitable for first and second level /KS1/2
This resource contains 6 comprehension activities all about the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They are suitable for using with year 1 or lower ability year 2.
They each contain a short piece of text with words that can be predominantly sounded out. There are three trickier words which have pictures to help children work out what they say.
The text is followed by 5 simple questions. Each comprehension can be used individually or you can print out the front cover to create a booklet.
There are six different comprehensions:
The Royal Wedding
How to Throw a Royal Wedding Party
The Royal Wedding Day
There is also a PowerPoint included in the pack containing a slide for each text so that you can go through the comprehensions before the children complete them. Each slide also contains 3 words that are trickier to sound out, with sound buttons underneath them.
PDF file format.
(Please note: due to copyright reasons, no pictures of any of the royal family are included. Please also note that this resource was created prior to the Royal Wedding day.)