The Queen’s 90th Birthday

History Focus Day: The Queen’s 90th Birthday

On 10th June we celebrated the Queen’s official birthday. Each class learned about a particular decade in which the Queen had reigned, focussing on her age, events in her life and significant world events within that time period.

The main focus was that pupils had an awareness of the role that the Queen has played in recent history. For example, how she has been involved in important historic events and how events in her family life have affected us.

We all had a lot of fun during our focus day.

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Here are the areas that classes focussed upon:
KS1

  • 1940s: The Queen’s wedding, fashion and music
  • 1950s: Fashion and the comparison of a balanced diet then and now
  • 1960s: Fashion and a timeline of events during the Queen’s life

KS2

  • 1930s: Art deco furniture
  • 1980: Fashion
  • 1970s: Pupils produced a newspaper report as if they were reporting upon the Queen’s birthday celebration and learned about the Silver Jubilee and the Royal family tree
  • 1920s: Pupils researched and produced posters as well as a timeline of events during this decade
  • 1990s: Pupils researched the events of the decade and were very interested in discussing whether the media were in part to blame for Diana’s death.

image002All classes walked up to our flagpole and sung the National Anthem.