Year 5 Term 1
Non-fiction: Recounts
Objective 24

Resource Title
  Children writing about their Christmas (and other) traditions
Type of Resource
  Link to Kids on the Net
  Recounting Christmas / celebrations   
  A very simple presentation of children's writing in the form of recounts of their own Christmas traditions. It is interesting for comparing Christmas traditions around the world, and features contributions from all ages.  
URL of project


In the Classroom

Ask the class to write a recount of their own Christmas, detailing family traditions and describing what makes it special for them.

Online activities, instructions or forms
  Web form  
URL of online activities  
Summary - extended information in notes or worksheets

Begin a new topic for children to write recounts.
Send the writing to Kids on the Net for possible inclusion or to start a new page

Extension activities URL
Keywords for extensions: Adaptations for different age groups and abilities, special needs

Write traditional stories related to celebrations for the time of year.

Write about other festivals and celebrations.

External Links
  Southwold Online Christmas Section  

NLS framework objective (Year)
NLS framework objective (Term)
NLS framework objective (Number)
NLS framework objective (Name)
  To evaluate their work  
Year group(s) UK - Starting Year group range
Ending year group range

Curriculum Links

English, Literacy, RE, PSHE

ICT Skills


Teacher experience level
Length of time required
  1 - 2 lessons    
Resources required
  Internet Ready PC
Photos of celebrations




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