Advent Homework

HOMEWORK GRID – December 2023

New tasks will appear on the Advent Calendar every day in December.

Complete four activities each week. If you think an activity has taken extra effort you can count it as ✭✭ , let me know when you hand in your homework in Teams.

  • Please upload a document or photo of the task to Assignments in Teams.
  • If you cannot get online, you can bring your jotter into school and take a photo to upload with your iPad.
  • Remember DUMTUMS Use the Bold text from the grid as a title.
  • If it is work you are proud of or that meets one of your targets you could post it to your e-portfolio, bonus points.
  • In addition to this, please read a book for at least 15 minutes every night. This could be your reading book or another one.

You can also choose from these activities, tables:

Or pick up paper based homework from the classroom.

Advent Calendar
December 1st December 2nd December 3rd December 4th December 5th December 6th December 7th December 8th December 9th December 10th December 11th December 12th December 13th December 14th December 15th December 16th December 17th December 18th December 19th December 20th December 21 December 22 December 23 Christmas Eve Christmas Day

December 1st

Christmas Shopping

Find four presents that you could buy for friends, family or loved ones. Be generous.

Work out how much they would cost altogether.

set out your work neatly. Remember the £ sign and points.


December 2nd

Christmas Words

How Many Words Can you make from Christmas?

You can only use each letter of Christmas once in a word.

December 4th

Christmas Snowflake

Make a Paper snowflake Instructions.

December 5th

Christmas Poem

listen to Christmas Come-An-Gorn can you write a Christmas poem about where you live.

Christmas Come-An-Gorn


December 6th

Christmas Movies

Watch a clip from a Christmas Film and answer some of the questions:

Christmas Films


December 7th

Christmas Acrostic or Concrete Poem

Write a Christmas Acrostic or Concrete poem, you could use the word Christmas or another Christmas Word for an acrostic.

December 8th

Let it Snow

I am dreaming about a white Christmas. Look at this snow scene, or find your own on unsplash. Let it inspire some writing, a poem, some thoughts whatever you like.

December 9th

Scratch Card

Can you remix this project and make it interesting.

December 10th

Christmas Maths part 2

Answer these problems. Remember DUMTUMS

Elves have to decorate each tree with  800 Christmas lights. They have 6400 lights. How many trees can they decorate?

On Christmas Eve, Father Christmas travels at 180 mph.
How many miles does he travel in 6 hours?

Rudolph made 48 Christmas puddings. Each pie contains
15g of currants. How many grams of currants did he need to
make the Christmas puddings?

December 11th

Snowball Catapult

You need:

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Elastic bands
  • Plastic spoon/fork
  • Marshmallows (aka snowballs)



  1. Take 3 lollipop sticks, bundle them, and wrap rubber bands around each end to hold them together.
  2. Take 2 more lollipop sticks and put them together with a rubber band around one end.
  3. Then put the first bundle between those two sticks.
  4. Take one another rubber band and wrap it around the point where the sticks all meet to hold them in place.
  5. Then place the spoon along the top stick and rubber band or glue that into place.
  6. Try making the catapults with different amounts of lollipop sticks for step 1 and/or 2 and test to see which one can launch the ‘snowball’ the furthest.

Use your maths skills to measure how far you can fire a snowball!

December 12th

Winter Fox

Watch this video and make a poster or write an information text about how foxes hunt:

December 13th

Christmas Drawing

Check out some YouTube tutorials, make a drawing.

You can add your drawing to the Bigges Art page on the blog id you like, remember that you need to make a New Project not a post!

December 14th

Winter Fact-File

LI: To create a fact-file.

Create a Fact File that includes important features of non-fiction writing – Heading, Sub Heading(s), paragraph(s) of facts written in appropriate tense and person.

Choose a subject or topic linked to the theme of Winter.

December 16th

Christmas Movies 2

Time to watch another clip from a Christmas Film and answer the questions:

Christmas Films


December 17th

Make it Snow

Can you make a scratch snow scene? Can you make it prettier than this one. Remember the Shark project.


December 18th

Wait till the date!

December 19th

Wait till the date!

December 20th

Christmas Instructions

Watch this Video can you write some simple instruction to make one of the decorations?

December 21

Wait till the date!

December 22

December 23

Christmas Tree

Can you make an Origami Christmas Tree?

There are lots of different ones on YouTube.

Christmas Eve

Wait till the date!

Christmas Day

Christmas Berries Merry Christmas Biggies

I hope you and your families have a very Merry Christmas.

See you in 2024

Here are a list of the tasks published so far.

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