Queen Elizabeth II was the monarch for 70 years, from 1952 to 2022. Teach pupils about her life and significant events during her reign using this resource pack.
Pupils in Key Stage 1 will read a short biography of Queen Elizabeth II, learning about her life and work. Comprehension questions are included to check pupils’ understanding of what they have read.
In other activities, pupils will create a simple timeline of her life and explore her family tree, identifying those who are in line to the throne within her family. They can also explore what it might be like to be the monarch of a country and whether they would like to be King or Queen.
What is included in this KS1 Queen Elizabeth II resource pack?
- Biographical text about Queen Elizabeth II and comprehension questions (available as a PDF and PowerPoint)
- Vocabulary cards
- Image of Queen Elizabeth II
- Queen Elizabeth II’s life – timeline cards
- Queen Elizabeth II’s family tree
- My Reign writing activity
- Teaching notes
National Curriculum programme of study links
Pupils should be taught about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
English: Reading Comprehension
Year 1 – to understand the books that they … listen to by drawing on what they already know or background information or vocabulary provided by the teacher
Year 1 – to explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them
Year 2 - to understand the books that they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to by: drawing on what they already know or background information or vocabulary provided by the teacher; asking and answering questions
English: Writing Composition
Year 1 – to write sentences by saying out loud what they are going to write about
Year 2 – to write for different purposes