Christmas Activities for Key Stage 1 Language and Literacy

Christmas Activities for KS1 Language and Literacy contains fun festive language activities, designed to harness children’s enthusiasm at this exciting time of the year and keep them on task. The word, sentence and text activities are linked to the National Literacy Strategy targets, so integrating them into your planning is easy.

Activities include using cues when reading a Christmas pictogram, writing a letter to Santa, reading simple instructions to make Christmas decorations, practising reading high frequency words on Christmas crackers, word searches to identify new phonemes, designing their own stationery and organizing instructions sequentially.

Now you can exploit the children’s natural enthusiasm for the season and inspire them to create especially good work with this bank of fun, stimulating ideas and activities – so you can all enjoy the run-up to Christmas!


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Christmas Activities for KS1 Language and Literacy has been designed to take you through the term leading up to Christmas, with the targets of the Key Stage 1 Literacy Strategy autumn term for reception and Years 1 and 2 specifically in mind. The e-book, as a whole, covers a wide spectrum of these targets whilst providing lots of fun activities all linked to Christmas.

The sheets can be used independently and most ask the child to work in the space provided. There are a few activities which require cutting and sticking. Each task, or activity, has educational rigour, making the work suitable for introducing a topic or reinforcing it. The sheets are not designed as time fillers and should not be used as such. They are meant to become an integral part of the teacher’s literacy planning for the first term of the year.

Some of the sheets ask the children to share their reading and their writing with other members of the group and this should be encouraged wherever possible.

The contents page shows the exact literacy target for each page, and gives a brief description of the objective of that target. The book is divided into three sections – Reception, Year One and Year Two.

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