The Queen's JubileeThe Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is fast approaching now and TeachIt has provided lots of Jubilee-related resources. The editable versions are for subscribers but the PDFs are free to all schools. A recent email from Jo Barwell, the Senior Content Lead, announces:

Something for Everyone

For the EYFS and KS1, Symmetrical crowns and Crown jewels – counting to 10 will help develop those maths skills. Or if it’s English tasks you’re after, try The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee KS1 comprehension which includes 10 questions and two follow-up activities that ask children to design a cake for the Platinum Pudding competition and an invitation to the Big Jubilee Lunch. Design a jubilee stamp is a lovely art activity for younger learners, and The Queen through the decades makes an interesting history task for upper KS1 or lower KS2.

On to KS2 and a range of activities to help develop skills for writing for different genres. This KS2 poetry-writing activity includes a word bank and template to help children write a poem for the Jubilee. It also challenges them to include some figurative language. Or try Newspaper article – The Queen’s Coronation in which children take on the role of a royal reporter. You might also like our Royal biography planner or this planning sheet and template to help children plan a Jubilee celebration and write a compelling invitation. And as comprehension tasks are always among our most popular, why not try The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – KS2 comprehension? It features 20 questions and answers and three follow-up tasks: designing a flag for the River of Hope, planning a jubilee lunch and writing a diary entry.

Encourage your class to become history detectives with this KS2 resource, The lives of three special queens. In it, children use their powers of deduction and historical research skills to match each fact to the correct queen. This is a good opportunity to hone children’s ability to use search engines effectively, as they will be looking for very specific facts. Finally, Design your own bunting includes a step-by-step design sheet to consider the best themes and materials to use. A lovely creative design and technology project for all age groups!”

There are so many lovely resources, it is well worth thinking about becoming a subscriber and getting all of their emails as resources are made available or gathered for current events.