Christmas Around the World


This week, Year 2 have been learning about different Christmas celebrations around the world.

In literacy, we read all about Christmas in Germany and made comparisons to customs and traditions in England. We even received a postcard and a letter from Germany!

We also travelled back in time to Victorian England, where rich people dined on turkey and enjoyed toys from St. Nicholas, whilst the poor children received a lump of coal or a block of wood in their stocking. We were very surprised to learn just how many of our traditions today were started during Queen Victoria’s reign. For example, Christmas cards, crackers and the Christmas tree.

In maths, we are continuing to¬†build up a bank of¬†different strategies to multiply. Next, we will start to look at division and it’s relationship with multiplication.

We are working hard to perfect our Christmas Nativity and look forward to the performances on Wednesday 7th December. If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you can purchase them at the school office for 50p per ticket (maximum 3). The performances are at 9.30 am and again at 2.30pm.