The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee!

Apart from all the excitement with the snow, today is also a significant and important day as Queen Elizabeth of England is celebrating a 60 year reign on the English throne. This is her Diamond Jubilee. The Queen came to the throne on 6 February 1952 although her coronation didn’t take place until 2 June 1952 and therefore the main celebration for this wonderful event will be taking place in June. Queen Elizabeth celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002.

The Queen's 60 years as monarch are set to be marked by a series of regional, national and international events during 2012, including a four-day long UK Bank Holiday in June. Today, the Queen visited a primary school in Norwich where the excited pupils had spent a lot of their time learning a few songs and singing, and practising their curtseying to the Queen.

For the Queen, this truly is a day of celebration as her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria was the only other British monarch to achieve this 60 year milestone!

Featured Activity of the Day

The Queen's Quiz is our featured activity, where pupils have the opportunity to learn different words with the “qu” sounds. This activity is found in the Letters and Sounds section of Literacy and is also accompanied with a worksheet.

Queens Quiz is available in the following regions for the following years:

  • England: F2
  • Scotland: Early **
  • Wales: Reception
  • Northern Ireland: P1