Santa Advent Calendar

The countdown to Christmas starts next week and the children in our MS/GS (4 and 5 year olds) English after school club have started making some Father Christmas advent calendars.

We have been learning parts of the face vocabulary with songs and games in the last few weeks and this craft activity is a great way to revise and re-use the vocabulary in a hands-on way. I first saw an activity similar to this here

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Day 5 World Nursery Rhyme Week: 5 Currant Buns in a Baker's Shop

Now what is a currant bun you may ask? It is bun that contains currants, sultanas or raisins. Chelsea buns (similar to pains aux raisins) and hot cross buns (eaten at Easter) are the most well-known varieties of currant bun eaten in the UK. In case you were wondering, currants are tiny, dark, raisins made from black grapes.

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Day 4 World Nursery Rhyme Week: Oranges and Lemons

Oranges and Lemons

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Day 3 World Nursery Rhyme Week: I Hear Thunder

Us British do have a reputation for talking about the weather, especially rainy weather! Now why would that be I wonder! We have quite a few nursery rhymes about it too. Rain, Rain, Go Away; Incy Wincy Spider and I hear Thunder to name a few. I am no exception, every year I introduce the weather to my English students and every time we meet I point out of the window and chant "What's the weather like today?". More often than not the response is "it's rainy, it's rainy, that's the weather today!"

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Day 2 World Nursery Rhyme Week Hey Diddle Diddle

Well, I spent the night in Nursery Rhyme Land and you'll never guess what I saw! A cow, jumping over the moon. What a strange and magical place this is. Let's continue with our adventure. Today's Nursery Rhyme is Hey Diddle Diddle.

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