So the Diamond Jubilee is almost upon us and I know that a lot of schools are celebrating in some way. For our school it will be in the form of a joint garden party with our infant school that will then turn into an evening organised by the PTA.
Our overriding theme is Best of British and classes will be working on this theme now and on the run up to the Jubilee – I had a few ideas milling round in my head but as ever these days I turned to the wisdom of Twitter. Below is ideas that we have already used – ideas that you could use and links to websites that may prove useful. Would be great to hear what others are doing to celebrate.
Stamps – one of the activities that we carried out was to use 2Publish+ and the multi option to create a new stamp, that for them summed up the Best of British – we had already spent time in class thinking about what this meant, having discussions and brainstorming. We also looked at the different ranges of stamps that have been created in the run up to public celebrations. The children really enjoyed this activity, it led to some fantastic discussions as well as some great stamps.
Best of British Stamps on PhotoPeach
Menu – Cook for the Queen Also found this site looking a creating a menu for the Queen, it also links to produce from the local area, regal food and wan another great lesson that enabled the children to research, communicate and decide on what they would cook for the queen. Purple Mash also has a menu apptivity as well as a range of others linked to the Jubilee.
Writing – The children could also choose a piece of writing based on the theme of Best of British and the Jubilee – this could take the form of poems, what it means to be British, imagining they were queen/king for the day and how they would celebrate, describe what gift they would give to the queen and why.
These are some of the ways that we have already started to think about the Jubilee but there are many others:
* Talk to family members – what other Jubilees do they remember and how did they celebrate?
* 60 most important inventions/discoveries of the last 60 years
* 60 photographs of the local area – old and new displayed in the number 60
*@bootleian also suggested England in a shoebox- what would you put in a shoebox to send to a partner school abroad to represent England?