British Values Key Stage 2 – God Bless The Queen

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What teachers are saying…
‘Brilliant as non-fiction texts for Guided Reading’

In celebration of Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday, a book for young readers, aged 7-11 years.

A joyful and highly informative child’s introduction to the life and role of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest reigning monarch.

Written by Christopher Yeates
Illustrated by Matthew Rice (Emma Bridgewater)

ISBN: 978-0-946095-74-2
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: April 2016
Pages: 32


God Bless the Queen is a joyful and highly informative child’s introduction to the life and role of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest reigning monarch.

This fascinating pocket guide to the Queen’s life moves effortlessly between glimpses into a unique royal lifestyle whilst also providing a highly accessible and easy to understand introduction to core British values such as the birth of British democracy, respect and tolerance for others and the role of constitutional monarchy in the 21 st century. Witty and amusing with a host of little known facts about the Queen, a book to make you smile, learn more about the origins of modern day monarchy and feel proud to be British.

The book chapter names are

    • History in the making
    • The life of a Princess
    • Educating Elizabeth
    • Royals at war
    • An unexpected Queen
    • The Coronation
    • The monarchy today
    • A bit of grisly history
    • The constitution: very British values
    • Why do we have a monarch at all?
    • The Union
    • The Queen and UK Law
    • The Queen and UK religion
    • The Queen and the Commonwealth
    • Symbols of power: royal icons
    • The Queen’s animals
    • For the collectors: stamps, coins and bank notes
    • The National Anthem

Britain is made up of England, Wales and Scotland, and the people who live in these countries are called British. The people of Northern Ireland may also call themselves British and together we make up the United Kingdom. This book is to help you learn about and come to understand some of the British Values we all share.

The first book in our British Values series for Key Stage 2 students: Promoting fundamental British values as part of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Aimed at Key Stage 2 this new range of books provides key Fundamental British Values content in a highly accessible and enjoyable format.

The poster God Bless the Queen goes well with this book, find it HERE

Chris graduated last year from Durham University with a First in English Literature. Prior to this, he attended Hampton School. Since June, he has been a freelance writer and travelled widely through Europe.

Matthew Rice is married to Emma Bridgewater and together they run Emma Bridgewater the company. He is responsible for their Black Toast print, the Year in the Country range and the Birds, Dogs and Animals mugs. We felt very honoured when he agreed to create the illustrations for our celebratory God Bless the Queen book.

Additional information

Weight 0.14 kg

Key Stage 2


British Values



1 review for British Values Key Stage 2 – God Bless The Queen

  1. Parent

    I read the book with my 7 year old son – here’s what he had to say about it:

    “I really enjoyed reading about the Queen. Learning about her as a child was very interesting. I have seen the Crown Jewels and liked reading about them in the book. I did not know that she has owned so many corgis. The book was interesting and fun to read.”

    I thought it was well written and explains difficult constitutional concepts well. I shall be looking to read more of the series with him. I’ve recommended it to his school too.

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