At Rachel Keeling we are very sad to learn of the death of the Queen.
Earlier this year we celebrated her Platinum Jubilee and celebrated joyfully (we also got an extra day with our families to celebrate!)
Children painted pictures, read books, made flags and cakes and we had a wonderful garden party.
The sun even shone and we enjoyed a visit from someone who looked very much like the Queen!
This morning as we wake up with grey skies, we remember a lady who showed great resilience and composure. We also remember someone who laughed (and may have kept marmalade sandwiches in her handbag, like Paddington).
We will talk to the children about the Queen, her life, her death and the new King.
We will do it with joy and respect, not sadness.
If you have any questions or need any support, please ask your key person.
Buckingham Palace will be busy, but maybe a trip on the Elizabeth Line with a marmalade sandwich might be a nice way for you and your child to mark the passing of the monarch.