Queen Elizabeth II
Her life, death and Christian faith
The Church of England has some helpful resources for collective worship in schools regarding the death of Her Majesty the Queen. This includes resources around: Thanksgiving for her life, the Funeral, the Commonwealth, and Hope for the future. Click on the image or title to visit the website (scroll past the 'church material' section).
A simple prayer space set up idea: a chair or throne where children can leave their thoughts and prayers about the Queen on postcards, post it's, or in a book. The Queen was given a Bible at her coronation so there could be a Bible and crown on the 'throne'.
On the death of Her Majesty the Queen, Songs for School has written a touching farewell song to help schools remember our Queen. Click on the title or image to download the resource pack for free (or you can give a donation towards their costs), which contains lyrics, sheet music and the backing track. You can also watch and listen to a lyric video of the song on Youtube.
Songs for School also developed a song called Our Queen for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. You can download the resource pack for free here (or you can give a donation towards their costs), which contains lyrics, sheet music and the backing track.
Editor and Author Alison Mitchell has put together a biography highlighting the Christian faith that has underpinned Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable reign. Visit The Good Book Company's website to read a biography excerpt, download worksheets or order the book (The Queen Who Chose To Serve, suitable for children aged 4 and over). Click the title or image to find out more.
If you're taking the time to consider and reflect on the life and work of Her Majesty the Queen with your primary school class, Twinkl have created some resources to help you tell the story of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. From the charities she founded to the historical events she presided over, inspire your class with the legacy of the longest-serving female head of state in world history. Click on the title or image to find out more.