The children did a history topic on the period during our preparations for the week, and produced booklets and artwork as well as learning dances and songs from the era. Very popular were rock 'n' roll songs such as "Hound Dog" and old children's favourites such as "Windmill in Old Amsterdam", which children performed at a concert for parents and guests, who included education minister Stephen Twigg.
The Fifties theme gave the children a real sense of the past, as grandparents and elders could talk about their memories. And, looking to the future, we have created a jubilee garden at school for future generations to enjoy.
Headteacher, Shears Green Infant School, Kent