Advent 2015

2015 Advent Calendar: Day 25

Whole School Puzzle Of The Day How many of these ways of saying Merry Christmas can you say? Christmas Facts Of The Day How “Merry Christmas” is said around the world: Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden Arabic: Milad Majid Argentine: Feliz Navidad Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev […]

2015 Advent Calendar: Day 24

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day The shepherds look after sheep and goats. They have 24 animals altogether, and there are twice as many sheep as goats. How many sheep have these shepherds got? How many goats? Some other shepherds also have 24 animals. Three-quarters of the animals are sheep. How many sheep have […]

2015 Advent Calendar: Day 23

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day When Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem, they found it difficult to find somewhere to stay. Maybe Joseph could be given a puzzle. There are many inns. Joseph is told that one of them has some space where the animals are kept. He is told that the number […]

2015 Advent Calendar: Day 22

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day Many people send Christmas cards to friends and family. A pack of 5 cards costs £1. A second class stamp costs 54p. A family sends 7 cards in the post and gives 6 cards to friends who live nearby. How much will they spend altogether on cards and […]

2015 Advent Calendar: Day 21

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day A mother has 2 pairs of stockings in a drawer. There is a green pair and a red pair. How many different ways can they be made into pairs? (Pairs can be matching or different.) What if she has a blue pair as well? Key Stage 2 Puzzle […]

2015 Advent Calendar: Day 20

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day Santa’s elves are said to make all the presents that Santa delivers. Santa Claus gives his elves some new clothes: red, green or yellow jackets and trousers. The elves have fun by mixing up the jackets and trousers. How many different ways can they wear the jackets and […]

2015 Advent Calendar: Day 19

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day At Christmas meals, many people have crackers with a small toy, a hat and a joke inside. A cracker company has hats of 3 different colours and 3 different kinds of toys. Can you arrange the hats and toys into 6 crackers so that each cracker is different? […]

2015 Advent Calendar: Day 18

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day On Christmas day, some families eat Christmas pudding. This can be made some time before it is eaten. Sometimes a coin can be hidden in the pudding. Here is a list of ingredients: 50g blanched almonds 2 large Bramley cooking apples 200g box candied peel (in large pieces) […]

2015 Advent Calendar: Day 17

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day Mary and Joseph travelled from Nazareth to Bethlehem, which was about 130km or 80 miles. How far do you think you could walk in 1 day? Work out how far you could walk in 2, 3, 4 or 5 days? How long do you think Mary and Joseph’s journey […]

2015 Advent Calendar: Day 16

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day Mary and Joseph had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem because the Romans wanted to count everyone in their home town. How far can you count? How many children are in your class? How many children are in your school? How can you find out? How many adults […]

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