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Friday 18th December (Last Day of Term!)

We hope you all tuned into the Nativity last night. It was amazing to know that so many of you were at home watching it together. You were superstars and the Nativity was amazing! We hope you and your families enjoyed it!


Remember to read for at least 20 minutes of reading today. If you would like something Christmassy to read, why not try one of these Christmas comprehension activities?


All week you have been practising your addition and subtraction skills. Today, we want you to write some addition and subtraction Christmas challenges to send to Mr M. Here is what you need to do:

Step 1: Think of an arithmetic problem and write it down in rough. e.g. 34 + 27

Step 2: Think up a Christmas scenario in which the numbers and operation might appear. e.g. Father Christmas is loading presents into his sleigh.

Step 3: Turn the arithmetic problem into a Christmas calculation story. e.g. Father Christmas is loading presents into his sleigh. There were 34 in there already, He has just put another 27 in. How many are there altogether?

Step 5: Repeat this process for and different calculation. If you have just done addition, now try a subtraction calculation.

Here are some phrases that might be helpful:

Addition- another, more, altogether, in total

Subtraction- gets rid of, loses, eats, left over, remaining

Once you have completed your addition and subtraction Christmas challenges, send them into Mr M so he can solve them and send you back the answers.


Thanks for all the 12 Days of Christmas songs and videos that we have had sent to us so far. If you haven’t done so already, please send us in your final version of the song so we can read it, enjoy it and give you feedback. If you are looking for an extension, why not try rewriting another traditional Christmas song?


Thanks for all the pictures of the wonderful Christmas decorations that you are making at home. Today, why not try following an online tutorial to create a Christmas decoration. For example:

Christmas Crafts for Kids | Toilet Paper Roll Craft Ideas - YouTube

Feel free to find your own online tutorial with the support of an adult and make a decoration of your choice. Don’t forget to send in pictures of your completed decorations so we can add them to the blog!

You have worked hard at home this week and it has been a pleasure to receive all the pictures, videos and messages that you have sent into us. Have a wonderful Christmas break and we hope to see you all back safe and well in January. 

For those of you who wish to do a little bit of extra learning over the Christmas holidays, we will add a few Reading, Writing and Maths challenges on to the blog to keep you busy! 

Merry Christmas Beech Class!