[Image and most of the text from Wikipedia] Charles Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English [...]
You might be back at school on the 5th January and the Christmas spirit may not have left the classroom so how about exploring some Christmas songs. Did you know that on 5th January in 1950, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” reached the number one spot in the American music charts. It sold over 8 million [...]
Probably the most famous festival of all, Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Christians (and plenty of others) celebrate all over the world. Symbols of the festival include Christmas trees and decorations, mince pies, turkey, brussel sprouts, goose, spiced beef, cards and lots lots more. Please feel free to add any lesson plans you’ve [...]
The first known electrically illuminated Christmas tree was the creation of Edward H. Johnson, an associate of inventor Thomas Edison. While he was vice president of the Edison Electric Light Company, he had Christmas tree light bulbs especially made for him. He proudly displayed his Christmas tree, which was hand-wired with 80 red, white and [...]
“It’s a Wonderful Life”, one of the most famous Christmas movies of all time was released on 20th December 1946. These days, every year, there seems to be a new Christmas film out in the cinema. However, there are only a few that become classics and are shown every year – think Home Alone, The [...]
A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens, first published by Chapman & Hall on 19th December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella [...]
This is a baking website with a recipe for and ideas for salt dough Christmas decorations. Could probably be adapted for most class groups.
Links to download a selection of powerpoints on the theme of Christmas. The selection includes “Christmas around the World”, “Christmas Carol”, “The Nutcracker” and many more
50 different Christmas Colouring Pages to print off
1. Glue two lollipop sticks horizontally on A5 size card. (candle stand)
2. Glue three lollipop sticks vertically. (candle)
3. Decorate candle/background with paint and glitter.