# Christmas

## Christmas recipe activities

Eight different tasks based on three delightful Christmas mincemeat recipes – accompanied by very enticing photographs!. Suitable for E3-L2. Tasks cover metric measures, a web investigation, converting between metric and Imperial units, and ratio and proportion. Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.6
MSS1/E3.6
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## 12 Days of Christmas - spelling numbers 1 to 20

A fun starter or plenary activity for the Christmas season to revise spelling of cardinal numbers. The worksheet contains a version of the traditional Christmas lyrics with all the cardinal numbers replaced by gaps for students to complete, thus gaining practice in spelling the numbers 1 to 12, as required by Cambridge Progression Entry Level 1 Sentence Unit. Students are then prompted to write the remaining numbers up to 20, as required by Cambridge Progression Entry Level 2 Sentence Unit.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E2.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E2.2a

## January bingo

Mingle activity to use straight after the Christmas holidays to review past simple.
Learners ask each other questions to try to find one name of another learner to fill in each square. First to finish shouts “bingo!”
Review as a group and check questions using past simple.
Give a prize to the winner.

Level
E2
E1
English
SLc/E2.2
AL SLc/E1.3
SLc/E1.2
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E2.3b Give personal information
ESOL Sc/E2.3a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E2.2d Ask for factual information (present, past, future)
ESOL Sc/E2.2c Ask for personal details
ESOL Lr/E2.2a Listen for detail

Measures, shape and space activity suitable for Entry 1 learners.

Editor’s note
Used with a gingerbread house bought in Aldi (Christmas 2012) but similar houses are available in other stores.

Level
M8
E1
Maths
MSS2/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Pre-entry
pE N1/M8.6
pE MSS1/M8.3
pE N1/M8.3

## 12 Days of Christmas price list activity

A seasonal addition activity for E1-2 learners or could be used as a speedy starter for other levels.

Level
E2
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N1/E2.5

## Christmas celebrations around the world

Reading comprehension, use of capital letters and full stops, discussion and writing exercises all with a Christmas theme.
Based on texts about Christian celebrations in four different countries (Wales, Iran, Venezuela, China) the resource includes a writing exercise for students who don’t celebrate Christmas.

Level
L1
English
General literacy / English

## Christmas literacy quiz

PPT slides used as an end of term revision activity for L1/L2 learners.

Level
L2
L1

## Writing Christmas cards

Two practice Christmas cards to help E1-E2 learners with writing their cards. Print off and fold in half.

I also recommend bringing in some sample envelopes to help learners recognise how to lay out a name and address.

Level
E2
E1
English
Functional English - writing
Writing
Context
Independent living

## Plan a Christmas party - Entry Functional Maths tasks

This resource was written as a seasonal end-of-term numeracy practice for my students. It includes questions on shape and space (room plan), money, fractions and directions.

Fully mapped to the Functional Maths E1-3 criteria.

Level
E3
E2
E1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths

## Christmas Concert Entry Level Functional English writing tasks

Three differentiated writing tasks / practice papers on the same theme. First, you apply to appear in a Christmas Concert at the village hall. Later, you hear you have got a place in the concert and write an email inviting your friends to come and watch.

I wrote these tasks as an informal summative assessment end-of-term activity for a mixed level E1-E3 group of 16-19 year-olds, but they are suitable for any age group.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Form filling
Writing
Context
Art Film Media Music TV