Christmas Around the World
As a school we looked at Christmas traditions from around the world. The children took part in an assembly to look at different customs and then each year group looked further at a specific country. They then completed a craft activity based on a tradition from their chosen country.
Foundation went to Russia to learn about the story of Babushka. They then decorated Russian Dolls.
Year 1 travelled to Germany where they learnt a traditional German rhyme and how gingerbread houses originated there. They enjoyed designing their own paper gingerbread houses and dolls.
Year 2 found out about the traditions in Norway. They made a traditional Norwegian Christmas tree decoration called 'Julekurver'. These are small paper baskets in the shape of a heart.
Year 3 learnt how on Christmas Eve, Christians in Goa hang out giant paper lanterns in the shape of stars.
Year 4 went to Mexico and found out that houses will be decorated with red Christmas plants called poinsettias. They then made their own paper poinsettias.