Art Crafts, Christmas

Getting ready for Christmas

Christmas is here but during last week we have been getting ready to welcome Christmas.

This year, my children in kindergarten have been learning and singing this cute song about Santa which has helped them practice basic prepositions of place in a super fun way. Below is the video for you to sing it and practise it at home.

We also made our own Santa artcrafts to take home. Aren’t they cute?

Christmas, Christmas readings

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It’s Christmas time🎄 , so in our English lessons we’ve been reading and working on funny story of what happened to  🎅🏻 Father Christmas one Christmas Eve.

 📢 You can listen to it as many times as you want as well as play with this genially created by Olga Pérez Roffes.

3º ciclo, Christmas, OUR PROJECTS, Surveys

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Surveys are one of my favourite activities. And my students probably think the same. They really enjoy them!

They can be used for just about any level as a warm-up activity, to have interesting conversations about the topic we are learning or a way to collect information for writing about our partners. They are ideal because they can cover the 4 skills in a single activity. Students not only have to listen and speak, but also students have to take notes on answers or write their own questions.

We use them once a week in our classes, for a huge variety of topics: sports, hobbies, subjects, routines, food, Tv series,… As Christmas was around the corner, we decided that this would be the topic of our survey.


Before the class I spoke to the school staff and arranged for my class to survey the different primary classes and the staff. I tell the teachers that we were going to do a survey on Christmas and arranged a time to go into their classes.

Moreover, we read a text about surveys and methods to collect information and instruments to represent the data. We learnt lot of interesting things.


I told my own class we were going to do a class survey at school. Firstly, we had to think of the topic, the method and the instrument for our survey. We brainstormed topics on the blackboard .Once there was a list of topics on the blackboard, we voted and chose “Favourite part of Christmas”.

Then, I asked them the Christmas survey question “What’s your favourite part of Chirstmas?” and wrote their answers on the blackboard and thought of other possible answers. They selected six of the options for our survey.

Finally, they sort themselves into pairs and chose a class for doing the survey. Besides, they decided that it would be important to have any kind of visual aid(pictograms) for the youngest classes.


Before doing the survey, I did the following things:

  • Give out the survey worksheet
  • Read through the survey and check pronunciation.
  • Ask the class to prepare themselves for the survey.
  • Go to the other classes and carry out the survey

After the survey, each pair drew a pie chart based on their results and wrote a brief report. Finally, we collected all the reports in a book. That was a good way to bring the activity to a close.

2º ciclo, Christmas


On 25th December English people eat a big lunch or dinner.They eat turkey with gravy, roast potaoes, sprouts and other vegetable. For dessert, they have hot Christmas pudding.

They pull Christmas crackers at the table. There are paper hats and presents in the crackers.

Here you have my students’ Christmas dinner. Delicious!


Christmas fun with Super Simple Songs

Christmas is around the corner and everybody is really busy preparing the Christmas Festival or thinking what they might do in the English classroom.

However, Christmas songs can often be too fast or too difficult for young learners. Super Simple Learning has  created some simple songs, games, party ideas, lesson plans, and teaching resources to help you enjoy Christmas with kids from 2-8 years old.

Click on the picture and enjoy Christmas!



Christmas readings, GOOD BOOKS TO READ

Christmas readings

71ye9Dl3fBL._AA300_Dream Snow by Eric Carle                                                         It’s Christmas Eve, and an old farmer settles down for nap, wondering how Christmas can come when it hasn’t snowed yet. The farmer falls asleep and in his dream, he imagines snowflakes covering him and his animals. He awakens to discover it really has snowed. A surprise at the end of the book makes this a truly magical Christmas.

O día antes  de Nadal un vello granxeiro prepárase para botar unha soneca, preguntándose cómo o Nadal pode chegar se aínda non nevara. O granxeiro dúrmese  e no seu soño, imaxina que as folerpas de neve o cubren a el e aos seus animais. Cande esperta, descubre que todo está nevado. Unha sorpresa ao final do libro fai que este Nadal sexa verdaderamente máxico.



“It was the day before Christmas and Santa was ill. In the cold winter wind he had caught a bad chill. Will Christmas be canceled? Will it come to that?”    

“Never!” cried Santa.    

“Let’s call Pete the Cat!”     


  “O día antes de Nadal Santa Claus cae enfermo. 

Collera un bo resfriado co vente frío do inverno.”

Terá que ser cancelado o Nadal? Teremos que chegar a eso?

Nunca!” grita Santa Claus. 

“Chamemos a Pete o Gato!”       


THE SNOWMAN by Raymond Briggs

41NNMXM60SL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_A story about a young boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.
Conto sobre un rapaz que fai un boneco de neve en Noiteboa. Esa noite o boneco cobra vida e o leva con el para vivir unha aventura máxica no Polo Norte onde coñece a Santa Claus.