The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022
On Friday 27th May, Westwood celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
All of the children came to school dressed in party clothes, red, white and blue or as a royal. They all looked amazing! We even had a visit from Queen Elizabeth herself!
The day started with a whole school assembly. In the assembly, Mr Cooper selected some children to create a human timeline at the front of the hall. We discussed what the children were making and why this is such an important thing in History.
Mr Cooper then told us a story and some of the characters from the story appeared at the front of the hall to say hello to the children. Mr Jennings even played some patriotic songs on the piano in assembly!
After assembly, the children went off to complete different activities in their Key Stages.
In Early Years, the children created some marvellous looking crowns and had a go at some writing about the queen.
Key Stage 1 learnt showjumping. Miss Cunningham recreated an afternoon at the races and the children learnt how to act like a horse. They also created gingerbread royal family members and some food for their party.
Lower Key Stage 2 completed a range of activities. With Mr Hayes, the children made collages of the Union Jack to represent the jubilee. With Mr Ashford, the children baked red, white and blue buns for their party. With Mr Cooper, the children found out what the queen does during the day using different sources to work it out.
In Upper Key Stage 2, the children completed a range of craft activities including making glasses, windmills and crowns. Mrs Boyd's class also baked a lovely looking cake of the Union Jack.
After a Jubilee themed lunch, all of the children had their class parties. Children played games such as pin the tail on the corgi, parachute, horse racing, king, king, queen (Mr Ashford's take on duck, duck, goose) and the KS2 children created a human 70 on the playground.
At the end of the day, each child was presented with their book from the Government to mark the occasion and we had a fantastic bake sale on the top playground.
A huge thank you to all of the staff at Westwood for making the day such a memorable and enjoyable experience for the children. We're sure we marked such a historic occasion in the best way we could!
Enjoy the celebrations over half term and please send any pictures to the school office - we'd love to use them on this page!