Christmas – non-fiction

Hello everyone!
We have been learning about another festival of light – Christmas.  This is a special time in the Christian faith and there’ll be lots of goodies and toys!  Christmas songs fill the air and it’s the season of goodwill and happiness for many.
Literacy:  Listen to the story of Christmas, there are many to choose from on YouTube, the children are familiar with a CBeebies, Let’s Celebrate.  Discuss the story with your child, what happened?  Sequence the events.  What happened first, next, after that and finally.  Discuss why this is such an important festival in the Christian calendar.  Undoubtedly there will be a lot of discussion about Santa.  When sequencing the events, you could mention that the ‘reason’ Santa brings us presents is to remind us that the Shepherds and Wise Men brought gifts to baby Jesus.
Maths:  Our number of the week is 9.  Ask your child to show you 9 fingers.   How many different ways can you make 9 using your fingers.  This will help your child understand that there are different ways of showing the same amount and support their early addition skills.  Don’t forget to remind them to count those fingers to make sure they’ve got the right amount.  Can they find the number in their environment, i.e. house numbers, licence plates, etc.
A favourite Christmas tradition is to make Christmas gingerbread star cookies.
Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Howe, Mrs Gavriel, Mrs Mitzman,  Mrs Hill and Mrs Currie