Happy Birthday Your Majesty!

 Along with the whole country, the children at Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy celebrated a very special day recently.  They were extremely excited to be able to join in with countrywide merriments to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.

The Nursery children have had their very own garden parties to celebrate the Queen’s official 90th birthday.  There was a buzz of excitement in the air as we have made our preparations, which involved the children writing invitations, making crowns, flags and bunting along with many other activities.  We all helped to decorate the Nursery garden with red, white and  blue streamers, table mats and Union Jack bunting.  The preparations culminated in two fantastic garden parties where the sun shone and lots of party food was consumed.  Thank you to all our parents/carers for their continued support and contribution.

All the pupils came to school buzzing with excitement fully kitted out in their best red, white and blue clothes. During the morning of ‘Party Day’ the Key Stage 1 classes were full of busy little hands preparing for the party. Crowns and party hats, Union Flag placemats and bunting were created and  constructed en masse.  Year 2 created some wonderful information books about Her Royal Highness bursting with Royal facts.  For Year 1 this special day came at the end of their Christian Celebration focus in R.E.  They have spent the last term talking about the importance and tradition of family and Christian Celebrations. Year 3 wrote an individual letter to the Queen whilst and with Year 5 donned their creative hats and made 3D shape models of Her Majesty.  Several of the Key Stage 2 classes cooked quiches and tarts in readiness for the afternoon Tea Party.

Unfortunately the weather put a stop to the planned outdoor disco and party games but it didn’t dampen spirits!  After consuming their scrumptious party spread, the day ended with every child in the school watching, along with thousands of others across the UK, the live Tea Party broadcast from Windsor Castle.  It was the perfect end to a very memorable day.