Early years and primary newsletter highlights

Nicola Davison
01st December 2015
Christmas story


Top resource picks from our latest newsletters

Earlier this week, we sent out this month’s early years and primary newsletters which contain some of our top Christmas-themed resources in preparation for the end of term.  We’ve picked out our favourites to share with you here, but don’t forget to check your inbox for the rest of the content, including the top five free downloads and bestsellers for each age range.

Early years newsletter highlights

Explore the Christmas story with this engaging animated version of the Nativity, including images and sounds.  Pupils can go on to retell the story using these differentiated booklets, which also provide opportunities for practising handwriting and colouring.

For some festive numeracy fun, this brightly coloured 2D shape matching activity is ideal for creating all sorts of yuletide-related characters, such as angels, reindeer and, of course, Santa.  Alternatively, these 3D cone Christmas trees (£1) are not only a great craft activity, but also the basis on which to practise counting for a purpose and colour recognition.

Primary newsletter highlights

This thought-provoking PowerPoint presentation encourages students to think about and discuss the importance of the Christmas story to Christians, before writing their own newspaper article.  In addition, learners can develop their reading skills while comparing different accounts of the Nativity from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew in this interesting, investigative activity.

Save time preparing lessons with this week-long set of Christmas maths plans for KS1 pupils, which are based on learning objectives from this term.  KS2 learners can sink their teeth into these seasonal multi-step word problems, featuring questions on percentages, equations, multiplication and division.

Just for fun, try this jam-packed advent calendar (£3.99) complete with enough literacy-themed activities to take you to the end of the term.

What else?

Spread even more Christmas cheer with some of our favourite festive games, songs and quizzes and hand-picked Christmas scripts for learners of all ages.

 

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