Wednesday, 30 November 2011


In Mckee class we have been learning about Advent and why it is an important time for Christians.

We started with learning about the Advent wreath. We now know that the four red candles symbolise Peace, Hope, Love and Joy, that the white candle stands for the birth of Jesus and that the green wreath is a symbol of eternal life and God's never ending love and mercy.

We also looked at how we prepare for Christmas, during the Advent season, and came up with all sorts of ideas from visiting Father Christmas at Van Hages, to writing our Christmas list or hoovering the house to baking special biscuits, or even making cards or watching Polar Express and The Grinch!

What do you do to prepare for Christmas? We would really love to know - please let us know by commenting below.


  1. Going Christmas shopping always makes me feel festive and singing Christmas carols as well.

  2. Thank you for letting us know. The children enjoyed reading your comment and we hope you get to sing lots of carols this year.

  3. I love putting the Christmas tree up. We put on Christmas music while we dress the tree. Then we switch the lights on and everything is very glittery and sparkly!