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November 27th, 2016

Kandle Advent Resources 2016

kandle_2016Many teachers will be quite familiar with the Kandle website as it produces great quality religious resources, especially at set times during the year. The site has recently released its 2016 Resources for Advent.

It contains lots of useful information, activities and ideas for primary teachers to use in the classroom. It has some Advent facts, key dates in Advent, ideas for the Advent Prayer Space, explanation of the Advent Wreath,

December 8th, 2015

Christmas Wonderpondering

christmas_wonderponderingWonder Ponder is a website that specialises in visual philosophy for children over the age of eight. It uses engaging scenes and intriguing questions to prompt reflection and discussion, thereby encouraging children to develop their own thoughts and arguments and to build a visual and conceptual map.

The website has produced a downloadable booklet full of questions and ideas to get older children thinking about Christmas. Examples from the booklet of questions posed to aid talk and discussion on the topic of Christmas are:

November 30th, 2015

The Christmas Truce

the_christmas_truceThe Christmas Truce refers to the events in and around Christmas Day in 1914, during World War I, when enemies laid down their arms. They sang carols to each other and met on “no man’s land” and exchanged Christmas greetings.

Many teachers will be familiar with The Literacy Shed website which focuses on videos as a stimulus for literacy work in the classroom. One of the sections on the website is called “The Christmas Truce“.

November 30th, 2015

Kandle Advent Resources 2015

kandle_2015Many teachers will be quite familiar with the Kandle website as it produces great quality religious resources, especially at set times during the year. The site has recently released its 2015 Resources for Advent. It contains lots of useful information and ideas for primary teachers to use in the classroom. It has some Advent facts, key dates in Advent, ideas for the Advent Prayer Space,

November 12th, 2015

Christmas Plays

christmas_playsTeachers are always looking for plays to do with their class at this time of the year for the traditional Christmas concerts in schools. However, it’s not always easy to come across plays that are suitable. Matt Lee from the Drama Notebook website contacted me to let me know about lots of free plays that he has collated from lots of different sources on the internet.

There are 31 seasonal play scripts to choose from, all of which are free to download. There are some traditional tales,

December 7th, 2014

Design a Gingerbread Man

Gingerbread ManThanks to Teaching Ideas for the tip about this website. It is a site that allows you to decorate your own Gingerbread Man online. You can add frosting in lots of different colours and thickness. You can add lots of different types of sprinkles. There is also a gallery of Gingerbread Man images that can serve as a starting point for your designs, including Ninja, Cowboy, 80s and lots more.

November 13th, 2014

Clay Christmas Owls

Christmas Clay OwlsLearn how to make these beautiful, but simple, Christmas Owls using the homemade clay recipe from the Paging Fun Mums website. The owls are made from a circle of clay and would make great Christmas tree decorations for pupils to bring home from school. 

December 2nd, 2012

Online Advent Calendar

This online Advent Calendar would be great to display on the IWB in the classroom. There is a game/activity behind each window on the Advent Calendar.

November 25th, 2012

Christmas Clock

This website displays a countdown to Christmas Day telling the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds until the big day. This would be great to have as a display on the IWB in the classroom and would surely excite the pupils. However, it would also be remiss of the teacher to neglect to exploit the opportunity to use this resource to teach the measures strand of the mathematics curriculum, especially the element of time.

December 14th, 2011

Christmas Tree Decorator 03

Christmas Tree Decorator 03

From the A Kid’s Heart website, this is another Christmas tree decorating game. In this one you can choose the type of Christmas tree that yoy want to decorate. The tree can be decorated with candy canes, bulbs, gifts, decorations, trimmings and tree toppers. All decorations can be resized and rotated. Finally, the decorated tree can be printed.

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