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Damn the syrup!

What’s the problem with how we teach the Christmas story? It’s expected that Christmas and Easter, the two main Christian festivals, will appear on every long-term plan for RE for all year groups in the primary...
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REVIEW: The Christmas Book

Rita Storey, Franklin Watts 2012, 45pp, hbk, £12.99. ISBN 978-1-4451-1056-1.

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REVIEW: Christmas is Special

Anita Ganeri and Jennie Poh, Wayland 2013, 33pp, hbk, £10.99,
ISBN 978-0-7502-7704-4.

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Better Christmas learning

So what to do? Five examples for better Christmas learning Mobile phone messages from the angels Christmas in school is usually a thoroughly enjoyable celebration of a festival that (nearly) the whole community loves....
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Hallowed or hackneyed … words to go beyond?

The annual season of Christmas carolling will soon be upon us, a time when it seems everyone, Christian or not, imbibes in a nostalgic wallow in familiar tunes and words, many of which are completely incomprehensible...
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Helping 4-year-olds with the true meaning of Christmas

Sophie Nicholls, from Ferncumbe CE Primary School, in Warwickshire, shares how the Forest School experience was used to help children in the reception class understand the festivities. They all made a team sculpture...