2015 Advent Calendar: Day 2

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day Look at the baubles on my Christmas tree! How many are red? How many are yellow? How many are blue? How many are orange? How many are pink? How many baubles do I have altogether on the tree? Key Stage 2 Puzzle Of The Day A B C […]

2015 Advent Calendar: Day 1

Key Stage 1 Puzzle Of The Day Can you think of 5 things beginning with s? Key Stage 2 Puzzle Of The Day How many words can you make out of the letters in CHRISTMAS TREE? Christmas Fact Of The Day Unusual Christmas Traditions: Number 1. In Caracas, Venezuela, on Christmas morning the roads are closed […]

Operation Christmas Child: An Update

As in other years, we supported the annual Operation Christmas Child appeal this year. We would like to thank all our families and staff who managed to put together an amazing 56 boxes. Since 1990, Operation Christmas Child – an initiative of the Christian relief and development agency Samaritan’s Purse – has been blessing underprivileged children around […]

Operation Christmas Child 2015

As in previous years, we are supporting the wonderful Operation Christmas Child. You can find out more about what we need below and watch a short video showing how much the boxes we send mean to the children who receive them.

Happy Christmas!

We would like to wish all friends and families of Gomersal St. Mary’s Primary School a very happy Christmas.

Christmas Facts Advent Calendar: Day 24 – Candles and Lights

Candles and lights represent the Star of Bethlehem and Jesus as he is often called ‘The Light of the World’. Candles are sometimes used to light carol services, in Christingles and Advent candles help countdown to Christmas. Candles used to be used to decorate Christmas trees, but electric lights are now used because they are […]

Christmas Facts Advent Calendar: Day 23 – Boxing Day

Boxing Day is usually celebrated the day after Christmas on December 26th. Christmas boxes were made of wood or clay and people placed gifts in them. Boxing Day was the day Christmas boxes were opened and shared with the poor. Some people still make Christmas boxes and send them to people all over the world.

Christmas Facts Advent Calendar: Day 21 – Tinsel

The first tinsel was made in Europe during the 1600s from shredded silver. It was designed to reflect the light from the candles on the Christmas tree. Tinsel can be wrapped around the Christmas tree and hung from ceilings or walls. Tinsel is flexible, which also means it can be wrapped around and draped over […]

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