Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in your classroom

Added 11 May 2022

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

While events and royal visits are taking place throughout the year, some very special celebrations are taking place between 2 and 5 June. These include the Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour), Platinum Party at the Palace, and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, as well as many locally organised street parties. Learn more about Royal Jubilee events here.

Classroom literacy activities

To help you mark this historic occasion in your classroom we have compiled a range of easy-to-deliver ideas. These are designed to engage children with imaginative and creative literacy activities as they investigate what a Jubilee is and learn about the Queen and her reign. They will also help to create a sense of celebration in your classroom,

You can download our free, flexible ideas from this page. Use the ideas individually, to match any time you have available, or combine them together in a plan that culminates in a class display and tea party, perhaps inviting parents and sharing favourite books.

If you would like to do more to extend reading and writing inspired by the Jubilee, take a look at our Platinum Jubilee Royal Reading Challenge. This comes with full teacher guidelines, attractive resources to display in your classroom, reading logs and certificates for pupils, plus the chance to win a box of books and a DK voucher.