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Wedding Role Play

Wedding Role Play

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Wedding Role Play was spread over 2 weeks- Wk 1 we made preparations- brainstormed own experiences of weddings, watched a video clip and used emerging literacy skills to write wedding invitations and to design skills to make a wedding cake from polystyrene. Wk 2 was the wedding- roles were assigned and everyone dressed up. We had the bride's bouquet,  posies for the flower girls and buttonholes for the rest. We made an altar with a cardboard cross and 1 boy was the priest. We had the appropriate music for the church and threw real confetti when the happy couple were married (with gold pipe cleaner rings)

 

MsJulie-Idea-of-the-Month.pngThe beautiful brideThe beautiful bridePretty flowergirlsPretty flowergirlsWedding PhotosWedding PhotosCutting the cakeCutting the cakeBand playing at the receptionBand playing at the receptionThe altarThe altarFlowers and confettiFlowers and confetti We then had our reception- plastic champagne glasses, cutting of the cake and some slow dancing. To finish, the boys made an impromptu band and we played some current songs for everyone to dance to. Best wedding I have been to in a long time! Smiley Happy

 

 

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@Msjulie We absolutely love this! 😍 what a beautiful wedding set up - I am sure the children loved it!

This would be a great entry for our Role Play ideas competition we're currently running, take a look: https://www.collaboroo.com/t5/Collaboroo-Competitions/COMPETITION-TIME-Share-your-Role-Play-ideas/ba...

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We did something similar when we read 'The Scarecrows Wedding' by Julia Donaldson. The finale for the topic was a trip to the local church where we carried out a wedding in the church. For some children this was the first time they had been to a church or a wedding, and many are still talking about it, months later! 

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@kennybase

I love that book too- in fact, anything by Julia Donaldson always goes down well!  What a great idea to visit a church after reading the story. And it's true, when you link real life experiences to stories, they stay with them a long time. I love building on stories and children' experiences Smiley Happy

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@CollaborooHQ 

Thanks for your feedback! I tried to edit it to enter the competition but could not manage Smiley Sad. So reposted it for the competition with less photos . Hope that's ok but couldn't find another way to do it once it was already posted. Thanks for a great site Smiley Happy

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@Msjulie

Only thing I'd suggest is making sure the vicar isn't watching or you really know what you're doing as I was the one tasked with 'officiating' the marriage between the scarecrows, and he was watching - which I found made me really selfconcious! Had a great time though! 

Just found the blog from when we did it 2 years ago: https://www.riverbeach.w-sussex.sch.uk/blog/the-scarecrows-wedding-day/

 

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@kennybase

My goodness it's a small world- just saw Sussex on your link and thought-no, not possible- but it is! I live in Malta but grew up in Littlehampton. And I see your school is L'ton and I spent many years at St Mary's for brownies and guides! What a small world! Still come over to my parensts in the Winter Knoll 3 or 4 times a year. Well done for the Scarecrow's Wedding- I know what you mean about being observed- we had a priest in the family over here who unfortunately passed away recently- he would have come in his full regalia for sure! I did a wedding based like you, on the actual book recently and as they are my older group (5-7) we wrote invitations first which I printed from 'MyChalkface'. Anyay, thanks for sharing and you made my day Smiley Happy

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@kennybase just realised your school is my old junior school- Connaught. Left there in 79! We had a great adventure playground then at the side - lots of tractor tyres. Still had  a swimming pool then...

 

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@Msjulie What a small world! I taught at Connaught before we amalgamated with Arun Vale and Elm Grove in 2012. Don't think there would have been any teachers from when you there still there. Miss Bulley and Miss Webb retired recently but I doubt there were there in '79! 

The old tractor tyres are still there, although not sure if they're the same ones! There are a few in the ground as climbing things which the children love. The adventure playground has recently been updated too!

If you're ever back in 'LA' let me know and I'd love to show you round the school - all the old Victorian part is still there, although they've lowered the ceilings and installed aircon into all those rooms!