Monthly Archives: September 2017

A Banquet fit for a Queen!

On Thursday 28th September Australia and New Zealand classes were welcomed to a Royal Banquet hosted by the Royal Family (well, some cardboard cut outs of the Royal Family! Unfortunately their royal commitments meant they couldn’t join us…)

It was a grand occasion! The Year 2 children dressed to impress, and our surroundings were almost as impressive as the State Banqueting rooms which we visited last week at Buckingham Palace.

Food and drink a-plenty, the children had a wonderful time celebrating their learning about the Royal Family this term.

Year 2 visit Buckingham Palace

This half-term Year 2 are learning about the Royal Family.

We had a fantastic trip to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 20th September (Australia class) and Thursday 21st September (New Zealand class) and had lots of fun!

We had the chance to explore the British monarchy from long ago, in particular Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

We also had the opportunity to look at the role of Queen Elizabeth II and compared portraits of her from long ago to present day.

Another exciting part of our trip involved exploring artefacts from the Palace itself. We learned that many of the items in the Palace are covered in golden leaf to make them look like they are made out of gold.

Finally, we had the chance to become Kings and Queens ourselves!