Diamond Jubilee collection
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 60 year reign over the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth territories this year (5 June). Use this celebration to explore the history of the British monarchy, engage with all things British and investigate the diverse cultures within her kingdom. We’ve hand-picked some of the best resources on TES to get you started.
- Royal celebrations
- Monarchy mathematics
- Diamond science
- Big Lunch resources
- Jubilee Flags & Bunting
- Explore the life and reign of Her Majesty, the Queen - From her coronation at the age of 25 to raising her family, and travelling the world on a scale unparalleled by previous Monarchs. Learn more about our extraordinary monarch and the territories she rules with fun resources from the official website of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
- Get your pupils scribbling stories and drawing designs to include in the Jubilee online capsule with this selection of cross-curriculum lesson plans from the RoyalCommonwealthSociety.
- Quick and easy ideas to celebrate the Jubilee.
- A cross-curricula Jubilee plan for the Scottish CfE.
- Smartboard file for placing photos on the royal family tree.
- Eccentricities and responsibilities are put on show in this pictorial PowerPoint about Her Majesty the Queen, complete with fun design activities.
- Plan a party and celebrate the commonwealth while raising money for one of its member states- Uganda - with these bunting templates, invites and recipes for Ugandan Loaf from Sendacow.
- Elizabeth II has seen a world of change during her reign, get students sorting key events with this ‘guess the decade’ card game.
- From pop culture to politics, fashion to friends – while royal life is quite reserved, can students identify the big people, styles and objects that have shaped Elizabeth’s reign for us?
- 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.
- Start the party by decorating your classroom with these beautiful images of important members of the royal family.
- Guide students through the history of our national anthem and help them learn to play it with this musical lesson.
- A creative curriculum planner for approaching the history of Britain’s kings and queens.
- TESiboard collection covering 24 rulers from across the globe whose influence has been felt throughout the ages.
- A detailed timeline of Queen Elizabeth II’s childhood, an accompanying template for students to create their own and a quiz.
- Improve lateral thinking skills with these Jubilee-themed problem solving tasks.
- 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? A great context for some practical maths.
- From burning beacons to Will and Kate’s journey time, this set of maths mysteries will help tell the story of the celebrations.
- An adapted version of the ’24 game’ with the commemorative Jubilee logo.
- Crown templates for designing symmetrical patterns of sparkling diamonds.
- Have fun playing mathematical games with this commemorative pack of royal top trumps cards.
- 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.
- Simulation science task where students must find the stolen crown jewels by experimenting with separating mixing.
- Using chemical and physical examination students can work out how to tell whether the crown is pure gold in this fun, enquiry lesson.
- 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.
- Be a part of this world record breaking attempt, submit students’ self-portraits today.
- Help plant a tree this year and be part of the attempt to get 6 million new trees in the ground for the Jubilee year.
- Design a menu fit for a queen and maybe your school’s succulent soiree will be selected for Her Majesty.
Big Lunch resources
The Big Lunch falls on the Jubilee weekend this year. Use these resources to prepare your party and develop subject-specific skills with a celebratory theme.
- An advertising tasks to make a shout out for a street party.
- Chair a debate after whether a street party is a good or bad idea.
- From meals to seating plans, students can become event organisers with this fun lesson.
- Explore street food from around the world and create a menu and stall in another language.
- Queen Victoria (the only other monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee) famously wrote a diary of her daily life. Help students structure a diary through the eyes of Queen Elizabeth II with this fictional writing resource.
Jubilee Flags & Bunting
- Decorate your classroom with this great Jubilee resource from TES partner First News.
- Visit the First News profile for more Jubilee resources in the coming weeks!