Special physical development bulletin

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Early years bulletin

3 May 2023


Welcome to the Coronation special physical development bulletin where you can find lots of ideas to help commemorate the coronation whilst your children engage in physical activity without even knowing it. To celebrate this historic occasion, why not have a street party?



It's time to get creative and create your own bunting from paper or fabric triangles fastened to string or tape or you could make a flag from paper or material and fasten it to a stick or garden cane. The children will use their fine motor skills when cutting, colouring, peeling and sticking and their gross motor movements when parading up and down or waving their flags.  


Why not make some small coronation cakes with the children? Children could spread icing and add sprinkles on the top or for a healthier option why not try yogurt and a selection of fruits such as slices of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to replicate the colours in the union Jack flag. (Whilst mixing the cakes use a bowl and large spoon so that the children are using gross physical movements and then careful coordination to hold the knife when spreading or pincer grip and other fine motor skills when picking up and sprinkling the decorations onto the cakes.   


150g margarine

150g caster sugar

3 eggs

150 g self-raising flour

(Plus icing and sprinkles or Greek yogurt and fruit for decorating)


  1. Before you begin, heat your oven to 180oC / 356oF/ gas mark 4
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together, stirring well until the ingredients are all mixed in and are light and creamy in colour
  3. Carefully spoon out teaspoonful's of the mixture into individual cake cases. Bake on a bun tray for 15 - 20 minutes until the mixture is gold brown, and springs back when gently pressed by an adult.

Allow the cakes to cool before decorating with yogurt and fruit or icing and sprinkles.                          


These healthy vegetarian salad wraps have crunchy veg for texture some cheddar cheese to add a bit of flavour. Perfect for a coronation party or picnic.


1 tortilla

2 tbsp hummus

1 lettuce leaf

¼ carrot, shredded or grated

4 cucumber sticks and/or 2 avocado slices

1 tbsp fresh tomato salsa or chopped tomatoes

handful grated cheddar cheese (or alternative)


  • Lay the tortilla out flat on a board, spread the hummus on the bottom third and put the lettuce on top. Arrange the carrot, cucumber and/or avocado in a bank on top of the lettuce and spoon the salsa on top. Sprinkle on the cheese.
  • Fold the bottom of the wrap up just over the filling, fold the sides in and then roll the wrap the rest of the way up. Cut in half or into pieces.


Follow in King Charles III's footsteps and care about your local environment by planting some seeds. Why not try and plant some sunflowers or small tomatoes which you can use as snacks later on in the summer term?   


The NHS Healthy Start scheme is aimed at financially supporting families with young children (0-4 years) to buy healthy foods, milk and free vitamins.

Find out about the scheme here

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