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Christmas Dinner Table

This literacy teaching pack for the Foundation Stage gets the children to identify and explain how to make a range of different preparations for a family Christmas dinner. The class can practise combining different materials to make a decoration to display in the centre of the table to celebrate Christmas.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to identify and explain how to make a range of different preparations for a family Christmas dinner

Learning Objectives

Investigates objects by using all the senses as appropriate. Identifies some features and talks about those features s/he likes and dislikes.

Learning Outcomes

I can say how to use different objects as part of a family. I can identify food preferences for a special family celebration.

Christmas Dinner Table

Teaching sequence to help the children identify and explain how to make a range of different preparations for a family Christmas dinner

Christmas Dinner

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe some of the ways to prepare for a special meal

Cutlery and Plates

Activity cards to help children role-play and explain how to lay a table ready for Christmas dinner

Table Decoration

Shared reading text to help children select and combine materials to make a decoration for a Christmas dinner table

Christmas Dinner Table

Interactive activity to help the children identify and explain how to make a range of different preparations for a family Christmas dinner

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to identify and explain how to make a range of different preparations for a family Christmas dinner

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