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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 60-year reign over the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth territories on 5 June 2012.

Look out for your free 2-part Jubilee poster in TES

Part 1 is in the 11 May issue and Part 2 is in the 18 May issue.

Or download the entire poster right here.



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Reign of a Queen – Timeline

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We've brought together some of the best teaching and learning resources on TES for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.


Honourable history


Journey through the decades

  • Elizabeth II has seen a world of change during her reign, get students sorting key events with this ‘guess the decade’ card game.

My family remembers

  • For a journey down memory lane, help students collate their own family history and see how life has changed since Elizabeth ascended to the throne with this colourful pack from Franklinwatts.

Kings, Queens and Rulers

  • TESiboard collection covering 24 rulers from across the globe whose influence has been felt throughout the ages.


Monarchy maths


A party fit for a Queen

  • There are 22 guests coming to the Jubilee street party so how much food will pupils need to purchase and how much will it all cost? Great practical party maths.

Working out the way

  • From burning beacons to Will and Kate’s journey time, this set of maths mysteries will help tell the story of the celebrations.

Jubilicious arithmetic

  • An adapted version of the ’24 game’ with the commemorative Jubilee logo.





Diamond science


Mystery of the crown jewels

  • The police need a detailed report of how to test whether the crown jewels have been replaced by fakes. This investigation gets students having fun with a comic book task to finish.

Is the crown solid gold?

  • Using chemical and physical examination students can work out how to tell whether the crown is pure gold in this fun, enquiry lesson.

Thieves V Guards

  • Who will win in this game where thieves want to outsmart the Tower of London’s guards, while the guards what to catch them by displaying their wit? The winning team is the one that knows the most about the metals and gems used in the crown and other royal jewels.


Stately geography


Street party town hall

  • Discuss whether a street party is a good or bad idea by consider the social and environment effects it may have in this Big Lunch activity.

60 year weather watch

  • Join the Royal Meteorological Society and collect memories of weather events from the past 60 years as part of the Jubilee project.

Home, royal home

  • From Balmoral to Buckingham, explore the royal palaces of the Queen in this creative lesson.


British citizenship


UK Citizenship quiz

  • Test what your students know about culture in the UK with this quick fire test.

The UK in a nutshell

  • This informative PowerPoint takes students through the culture of the Queen’s home isle from the stone ages to her reign today.

What Britain means to students

  • A colourful and insightful vision of British identity through the eyes of a group of Year 8 students.


Commonwealth culture


Cultural cohesion

  • Explore food from around the world and create a menu and street stall in another language.

Know your Commonwealth

  • From the Royal Commonwealth Society this handy pack of resources is a fantastic introduction to the Commonwealth community.

A cultural celebration

  • Decorate bunting and cook a tasty Ugandan recipe to celebrate the culture of a commonwealth country for the Jubilee in this practical pack from Send a Cow.

Jubilee Flags & Bunting

  • A pack of materials from First News to help you decorate your classroom for your celebrations.


Find even more resources in our Diamond Jubilee collection