Christmas is a time to be with family and friends, to relax and to have fun. The children have not been set formal homework tasks for the last week of term and the holiday to allow them to have a well-deserved break.
Our Victorians topic is nearly over now, and we will begin a new topic in January. It would be lovely for the children to finish the topic at home with some Victorian activities. It may help them to appreciate how exciting the toys are in the 21st century.
Poor Victorian children received very little, if anything, for Christmas, and gifts they did receive would probably have been homemade items. These would have included peg dolls and aeroplanes made from pegs, skipping ropes made from old ropes, and paper windmills.
More fortunate children would have made items using embroidery and crochet skills, and they would have painted using watercolours.
I would love to see anything that the children choose to make over the Christmas holiday.
We would like to wish you all a very happy and restful holiday.
With love from the Year 3 team.