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Advent Boxes

This art and design teaching pack for all year groups gets the children to select and shape a range of different materials to make a set of decorations that can be used to count down to Christmas. The class can decorate and fold the net of a cube to make a box shape to use as one of the advent decorations.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to select and shape a range of different materials to make a set of decorations that can be used to count down to Christmas

Learning Objectives

Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes using the correct vocabulary. Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

Learning Outcomes

I can use the correct vocabulary to name, describe and compare geometric shapes. I can combine and shape materials to make a decoration on a specific theme.

Advent Boxes Instructions

Information text to help the children select and shape a range of different materials to make a set of decorations that can be used to count down to Christmas

Christmas Shapes

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children describe different shapes that can be used to illustrate Christmas themes

Cube Net

Template to help the children select and shape a range of different materials to make a set of decorations that can be used to count down to Christmas [enlarge to A3]

Christmas Shapes

Shape word bank to help the children select and shape a range of different materials to make a set of decorations that can be used to count down to Christmas

Christmas Message

Template to help the children select and record a special message to place inside their advent boxes

Advent Boxes

Interactive activity to help the children select and shape a range of different materials to make a set of decorations that can be used to count down to Christmas

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to select and shape a range of different materials to make a set of decorations that can be used to count down to Christmas

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