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Lesson Two – Advent Calendars

This religious education teaching pack for the Foundation Stage gets the children to identify and describe some of the special shapes that can be used to signify and celebrate Christmas. The class can create a calendar to count down the number of days left until Christmas,

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to identify and describe some of the special shapes that can be used to signify and celebrate Christmas

Learning Objectives

Use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques. Experimenting with colour, design.

Learning Outcomes

I can safely use materials and tools to make a product. I can choose the most effective colour and design when making something to match a purpose.

Advent Calendars

Teaching sequence to help the children identify and describe some of the special shapes that can be used to signify and celebrate Christmas

What Celebration

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify shapes and objects used to represent different times of the year

Advent Calendars

Templates to help children create a Christmas countdown calendar using special shapes to signify and celebrate Christmas

Advent Calendars

Interactive activity to help the children identify and describe some of the special shapes that can be used to signify and celebrate Christmas

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to identify and describe some of the special shapes that can be used to signify and celebrate Christmas

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