Category Archives: Advent Calendar

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

Well, we made it! Hooray for the last day and hello to the holidays in a few short hours! We’re just back from the school Christmas concert – which had bagpipes, ukuleles and even ‘Frozen’ in Gaelic! As it is holiday time now, unfortunately here endeth the Advent Extravaganza… we will end on a high […]

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Christmas, Cannibals and Cats

Ho! Ho! Ho! Here is Santa Jeffrey with another quick Christmas gift to save time planning for next week! Don’t resort to a DVD – keep the cherubs busy in the last week by giving them this tricky Blankety Blank reading lesson to do in their trios. Learn about old Icelandic folklore and Jolakotturinn the Christmas […]

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The Derk Isle

Well, can you believe it? Today marks the half-way point in our Advent Extravaganza! It also means that there are only 13 (unlucky for some) shopping days until Christmas… but that’s the bad news – the good news is, that, for most of you, there’s only five school days until the holidays! Yipee! That is tremendous […]

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It will be Christmas in Snow Time…

Well, today’s giveaway might be appropriate soon, if the weather forecast is to be believed. Anne has chosen a lovely book of poems called ‘Sun Time, Snow Time’ (RRP £6.99) which is a cross-cultural collection of poems, contrasting life in the Caribbean with life in the UK. All written by one of the UK’s best loved poets, Grace […]

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