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This English teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to compose and write a personal letter to Santa Claus to thank him for a present received at Christmas. The class can explain how to layout a letter correctly when writing for a specific purpose and how to select suitable matching vocabulary.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to compose and write a personal letter to Santa Claus to thank him for a present received at Christmas

Learning Objectives

Drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher. Encapsulating what they want to say, sentence by sentence.

Learning Outcomes

I can use experience and discussion to select vocabulary for a piece of writing. I can compose and write sentences to match a specific type of text.

Thank You Santa

Teaching sequence to help the children compose and write a personal letter to Santa Claus to thank him for a present received at Christmas

Dear Santa

Shared reading text for whole class discussion to help the children explain how to structure and format a letter thanking Santa for a present

Christmas Presents

Table display card to help the children select special vocabulary to use in their thank you letters to Santa

Dear Santa Letter

Template to help the children format and structure a letter to thank Santa for their Christmas present

Dear Santa Postcard

Template to help the children compose and write sentences to thank Santa for their Christmas present

Thank You Santa

Interactive activity to help the children compose and write a personal letter to Santa Claus to thank him for a present received at Christmas

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to compose and write a personal letter to Santa Claus to thank him for a present received at Christmas

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