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Christmas English

Discover lesson plans, classroom worksheets and interactive activities to develop skills in English for Key Stage Two to teach about using reading and writing skills on the theme of Christmas

  • Boxing Day

    Boxing Day

    Write sets of instructions to explain how to celebrate a Christmas together as a family on Boxing Day

  • Family Gifts

    Family Gifts

    Select and use persuasive language to persuade parents to purchase special gifts for Christmas

  • Christmas Carols

    Christmas Carols

    Write new verses for a Christmas carol by editing traditional songs and choruses

  • Christmas Jingles

    Christmas Jingles

    Select and use homophones and persuasive language to devise adverts that can be used to sell different Christmas presents

  • Toy Shop

    Toy Shop

    Select special language and sentence structures to design and write a persuasive advert to sell different toys at Christmas

  • Christmas Deliveries

    Christmas Deliveries

    Plan and write recounts to describe how different characters might deliver presents at Christmas

  • Nativity Recounts

    Nativity Recounts

    Write a recount of one of the events in the nativity story from the viewpoint of one of the characters

  • Shepherds and Kings

    Shepherds and Kings

    Select and compose prayers that could have been recited by different characters as part of the Nativity story

  • Nativity Play

    Nativity Play

    Write and perform a play script to dramatise a scene illustrating what happened in one part of the nativity story

  • Family News

    Family News

    Practise writing a news report describing an event that might happen in a family home over Christmas

  • Christmas Candles

    Christmas Candles

    Select special vocabulary to use when writing Haiku poems describing candles at Christmas

  • Dear Santa

    Dear Santa

    Write a reply to a letter to persuade Santa to deliver presents on Christmas Eve

  • School Banquet

    School Banquet

    Practise writing invitations and toasts using formal language to present at a school banquet

  • Books or Laptops

    Books or Laptops

    Record viewpoints of different groups about whether pupils in a school learn best using either books or laptops

  • Story Sales

    Story Sales

    Produce radio commercials and posters using persuasive language based on traditional stories to sell food snacks

  • Food Snack Adverts

    Food Snack Adverts

    Design and make some example adverts that can be used to sell a food snack based on branding from a radio commercial