Queen's Lower School celebrate Royal Week

The Queen's Lower School took the opportunity to celebrate all things royal.

They gave thanks to Queen Elizabeth II as she became the longest serving monarch last week.

Throughout Royal Week, the children took part in a number of specially-themed activities designed to deepen their understanding of the Queen’s role and to explore the history of the monarchy .

Reception pupils were invited to bring in and share books, pictures and toys linked to the Queen and all things regal. The firm favourite was the story of 'The Queen's Knickers' by Nicholas Allen, a fantastically funny tale about a queen who has so many different knickers for different occasions, she doesn't know which to choose when she visits a school one day!

Year 6 dug deep into the sometimes complex history of kings and queens since 1066. Each pupil researched and wrote a biography of a king or queen and painted a fantastic watercolour of their subject.

Their paintings will be used to create a stunning picture timeline of all the kings and queens of the past. Both forms then produced a collaborative poem each, entitled 'It's not easy being Queen'. Pupils continued the royal theme in Computing lessons, researching British castles and palaces, and creating detailed information booklets about their chosen site. 

A busy week of themed-activities ran alongside assessments in both maths and English and Head of Lower School, Rachel Cookson, praised the effort and levels of engagement shown by all the pupils.

"The cross curricular royal project encompassing history, geography and creative development has excited year groups and served pupils beautifully as form groups have started to bond. Historical research, family trees, British traditions and special events have all been studied. Our week concluded with a special sharing assembly with all pupils.

"A review of the week took place and everyone enjoyed dressing up for the day!" 

Post date: 14th September 2015