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Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Firthmoor Primary

Throughout the last couple of weeks, the children have been busy learning about Queen Elizabeth II, and why this year is particularly important to Queen and country. All children, from nursery to year 6, know that Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 70 years and is the longest reigning monarch. This special occasion is known as her Platinum Jubilee. To mark this historic occasion the children have been part of lots of wonderful work in an around school.

Children in Early Years have worked together to recreate a London scene, highlighting some famous landmarks and is protected by the Queen’s very own guards! In KS1 the children in Year 1 and Year 2 contributed to a new dress for the Queen which was made by cutting red, white and blue snowflakes! She will look stunning! All children have contributed to a commemorative piece of art work in some way, those children who are allowed, have had their faces used to recreate the Queens silhouette and other children have helped to decorate her crown. This stunning image has really captured ‘the class of the platinum jubilee year’ and is hung in the school hall. The image is going to be printed on to tea towels which will be available to buy after the half term break. More information to follow.

Y4 pupils have investigated the different ways the Queen is represented. They shared their learning about the different organisations who represent her such as the armed forces, Church of England, money and buildings named after her. Children in Year 5 have been finding out about the development in technology during Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Pupils can describe the changes that have occurred and advantages and disadvantages these have for the Queen. Year 6 children have also had a debate about how well the Queen reflects the society we live in today.

Pupils in Y5/6AW have been finding out about plants that bees and butterflies like in order to create a new garden outside their classroom. They have decided to do this in honour of The Platinum Jubilee and many of the plants have purple, red, white or blue flowers.

On 26th May the children all dressed in red, white and blue and celebrated the wonderful work they had worked so hard on, during different assemblies throughout the day. Children in Year 1 and Year 3 learnt new jubilee songs that they performed to their friends, other children shared facts and information they had find out about our monarch. All the children enjoyed a patriotic picnic lunch whilst listening to children from year 3 – 5 performing songs such as The National Anthem on their musical instruments; recorders and violins. The children continued to complete activities to celebrate the platinum jubilee during the afternoon and may have even indulged in an ice cream!

Some videos taken of the children singing and playing their instruments

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