Thematic Unit; Christmas

Have you given in to the madness yet or are you waiting until next week? Theres less than 2 weeks to the Christmas holidays so here are some ideas for embracing Christmas in different subject areas.

Literacy

Poetry

  • Christmas Acrostic poem
  • 5 sense poem; I see, I feel, I hear, I taste, I smell
  • Lots of Christmas poems from Primary Success

Oral Language

  • Christmas traditions
  • My favourite Christmas present
  • Food at Christmas

Creative writing – some writing prompts;

  • When Santa got stuck in the chimney..
  • On Christmas night, my snowman…
  • Letter to Santa
  • Thank you letter to Santa
  • The Most Amazing Christmas present
  • Our Christmas traditions
  • My favourite Christmas memory
  • A trip to the North Pole
  • Imagine you are one of Santas elves – write a diary entry about your day
  • Disaster at the North Pole
  • You are in charge of the food for Christmas. Design an ideal Christmas menu.
  • This Christmas I hope…
  • A day in the life of a Christmas Tree

Christmas Shed – lots of ideas here.

Reading

Retelling Nativity story

Christmas stories

Gaeilge

  • Oíche Nollag – dán –  here from Nollag Shona
  • Daidí na Nollag
  • An Siopa Bréagán
  • Twinkl Resources here.

Numeracy

SESE

Art

Lots of ideas here.

Music

Song singing – Silent Night, Away in a Manger, The Drummer Boy, Have yourself a merry little Christmas, The First Noel, I want a hippopotamous for Christmas, Grandma got run over by a reindeer

Composing – pick a Christmas story; break it into 4/5 parts and ask the children to compose a piece of music for each part. (Use percussion instruments, household objects etc.)

Drama

  • Christmas scenes – freeze frames
  • Christmas plays
  • Nativity story

Useful links/resources

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