Christmas Connections 2016

We will include schools from a number of countries around Europe. The project will focus on communication. Our pupils will exchange cards and messages. Some schools may produce ecards, for example using Scratch. The children will learn from each other about Christmas around Europe, including traditions, carols and food. We plan to use a number...

Research using the project

Pupils in England used the project to research Christmas traditions around Europe and used the following booklet to help guide their research (teachers can also print this off from the Materials section).

Here is some of their work:

       

 

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BULGARIA

CROATIA

ENGLAND

ESTONIA

FINLAND

FRANCE

GEORGIA

GERMANY

ITALY

MALTA

POLAND

SLOVENIA

SPAIN

TURKEY

UKRAINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B:  Christmas food

What are the following foods, where do they come from and what do they look like?

 

1 Pierniczki

What sort of food is it? ………………………………………………………………………………

 

It comes from ……………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Here is a picture of pierniczki

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas food continued

 

2 Roscón de Reyes

 

What sort of food is it? ………………………………………………………………………………

 

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Here is a picture of Roscón de Reyes:

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas food continued

 

3 English Christmas food

 

What special food is there at Christmas in England?

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Draw a picture of it here:

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas food continued

 

4 What special food do they have in Germany at Christmas?

 

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5 What do they eat in Georgia at Christmas?

 

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6 What is a typical Christmas dish in Italy?

 

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7 What is the name of the special Croatian Christmas cake?

 

 

 

 

C: Flags

Choose at least 6 of the countries in the project and draw the flag of each country

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CROATIA

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ESTONIA

FINLAND

FRANCE

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GERMANY

ITALY

MALTA

POLAND

SLOVENIA

SPAIN

TURKEY

UKRAINE

 

 

 

 

       
 
     
 

 

 

 

                                                               

 

 

 

                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

       
 
   
 

 

 

 

                                                          

 

 

 

 

B: How do our partners say Happy Christmas?

 

Write some of the greetings on this page – you can decorate them if you like!

 

 

 

 

E: The date of Christmas Day

 

What date is Christmas celebrated in the UK?

 

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What date is Christmas celebrated in Ukraine?

 

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Can you find out why these dates are different?

Author: Diana Linford
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