History – Queen Elizabeth II

Year 5 looked at Queen Elizabeth II today, in honour of her achievement as Britain’s longest serving Monarch and her Platinum Jubilee. We explored what a Monarchy is and what it takes to be a successful leader. We then made links within the periods of history we have studied this year including looking at Anglo- Saxon ‘Cynings’  and how, despite being strong, warrior leaders they could not unify, and they took over several Kingdoms in Britain.  We also looked at King George VI, and his reign throughout WW2 and how he understood the importance of royal duty and loyalty to the Sovereign- something he instilled in his daughter Queen Elizabeth II. The children had a really interesting lesson, researching and exploring the similarities and differences across the ages.

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