We held a Christmas Celebration day on Friday 6th December. During this time we had a special assembly to learn about the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of being grateful for what we are given.
Throughout the day each class did lots of different and exciting activities linked to the Christmas celebration and everyone completed a Christmas writing and art activity.
In Years 1 and 2, the children looked at the Christmas story and thought about the true meaning of Christmas. Then, they created their own nativity scenes and Christmas tree decorations.
In Years 3 and 4, the children wrote their own newspaper reports based on the Christmas story or the pilgrimage to Bethlehem. In the afternoon, Year 4 created cross-stitch stars to represent the star from the Christmas story and Year 3 looked at symmetry in art, and created their own mirrored Christmas characters.
In Years 5 and 6, the children looked at the Christmas story from different perspectives. In the afternoon, they created pictures of the Angel Gabriel and had a debate about what Christmas means to them/ what is the most important thing about Christmas. The Year 6 children then compared Christmas to festivals and celebrations in other religions.