Maple Grove

Primary School

"Learning and Growing Together"

Autumn Term 2: Week 8 - 20th - 24th December 2021

Our topic is Celebrations and Festivals.


This week’s theme is Christmas.



Check out our Christmas innovation of our Talk 4 Writing (Week 3 – Shared Innovation) of Whatever Next!  Ask the children to retell you our innovated story.




The children will be consolidating their learning of the Phase 2 Phonics and using them in Christmas activities.  They have brought home a Christmas Phonics booklet to practice between now and the new year.  Keep the booklet at home and do some as and when the children are interested.


Writing – practice writing simple 3 letter CVC words (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) using the letters they know.  Make it Christmas related e.g. hat, log, cup, box, sack.

Can they sound out and write Santa? 

Can they write their own list for Santa?  Can they label some Christmas pictures with either their initial sound or try and write the words



Pattern – The children have been learning about Pattern.  Encourage them to explore pattern by copying, continuing and creating their own patterns.  Try these Christmas ideas:


  • Make some Christmas wrapping paper with a repeated pattern. 



  • Decorate a candy cane with a 2 colour repeated pattern.  Can they extend to three colours?




  • Make a Christmas pattern placemat by weaving and using your fine motor skills.




Have a peaceful and lovely Christmas!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Miss McParland