## Rounding decimals

Use this resource with the Pirate problems lesson from our Books topic.

Measure the distance between the islands and round up or down the distances.

To extend the activity, ask the children to work out the total distance the pirates would travel if they visited all the islands.   Can they find a shorter route and draw it on the map? How much shorter would the route be?   Look at the scale. What if the scale were 1cm = 2km – what would the approximate distances between the islands be then? Try out other scales, such as 1cm = 500m.

Challenge the children to devise maths problems based on the diagram. For example: ‘If the pirates were travelling at six kilometres per hour, how long would it take them to sail from island A to island B?’

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• ## The Christmas Wish ebook

You can use The Christmas Wish ebook on your whiteboard, iPad or tablet computer.

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• Literacy
• Story Resource
• Whiteboard
• ## Snow assembly – closing thought

Our assembly closing thought helps us look at the different aspects of snow.

• Assembly
• FREE
• Literacy
• Poetry
• ## Snow fact cards

Our downloadable snow fact cards will help start children off on their voyage of discovery.

• Learning To Learn
• Whiteboard
• ## Snow fact card template

Our downloadable snow fact card templates make great class displays and are perfect for children to use when presenting their findings to the class.

Also

• Learning To Learn
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• ## Snow fact cards – image only

Also available with text and images, text only and as

• Learning To Learn
• ## Geographical vocabulary

Use this resource for highlighting geographical language. For printing or using on your whiteboard.

• FREE
• Geography
• ## Understanding the story

Let the children demonstrate how well they’ve understood The Christmas Wish with these comprehension questions.

• Activity Sheet
• Literacy
• Story Resource
• ## Map grid

This handy grid will help with map-making exercises.

• Geography
• ## Map symbols

This handy reference will help with map-making exercises.

• Geography
• ## Measuring snow

Use this table to work out how much snow has fallen at a given time.

• Activity Sheet
• Maths
• ## Order the story

Cut out the sentences and arrange the main events of The Christmas Wish in the correct order.

• Activity Sheet
• Literacy
• Story Resource
• ## Weaving words

Take a look at the techniques that Clare Bevan used when writing The Christmas Wish.

• Activity Sheet
• Literacy
• Story Resource
• ## What comes next?

Use this sheet to help children get to grips with sequencing in maths.

• Activity Sheet
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• ## Snow fact cards – text only

Also available with text

• Learning To Learn
• ## The Christmas Wish storyboard

Help children plan and write their own versions of The Christmas Wish using these storyboarding templates or get them to map the story following a

• Activity Sheet
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• ## Poems and raps

Print-friendly The Christmas Wish: Poems and raps perfect hand-outs for learning off by heart.

• Literacy
• Poetry
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• ## Magical ideas

Let children's imaginations run riot with this activity that's perfect for discussing where ideas come from.

• Activity Sheet
• Literacy
• Story Resource
• ## The Christmas Wish letter template

Give the children time to think about what their Christmas wish would be.

• Activity Sheet
• FREE
• Literacy
• ## Judy Joel poster and teacher’s notes

Learn all about the artist, Judy Joel, and her painting Preparations for Christmas.

• Art
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• Whiteboard
• ## Build a snow creature interactive game – PC

A perfect snowy game for reinforcing concepts of shape and size while exercising a bit of creativity along the way.

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• ## Build a snow creature interactive game – MacOsx

A perfect snowy game for reinforcing concepts of shape and size while exercising a bit of creativity along the way.

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• ## Scratch instructions

A step-by-step guide to using Scratch.

• ICT
• Literacy
• ## Storytelling prompts

Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for The Christmas wish are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come without text and keywords.

• Literacy
• Story Resource
• Whiteboard
• ## Storytelling prompts – keywords

Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for The Christmas Wish are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keywords.

• Literacy
• Story Resource
• Whiteboard
• ## Storytelling prompts – phrases

Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for The Christmas Wish are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keyword phrases from the story.

• Literacy
• Story Resource
• Whiteboard
• ## The Christmas Wish game

Use the templates provided to create a board game based on the story of The Christmas Wish.

• Literacy
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• ## Story sounds PDF slideshow

The ‘Story sounds PDF slideshow’ includes some of the sounds that might feature in a stage show of The Christmas Wish.

• Literacy
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• ## Front and back cover PDF

Use these images of the front and back cover of The Christmas Wish in conjunction with the ‘Explore the story’ lesson in the Snow topic.

• Literacy
• Story Resource
• ## Snow storytelling certificate – EY and KS1

Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with our The Christmas Wish themed certificate.

• FREE
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• ## Snow storytelling certificate – KS2

Reward your KS2 storytellers with our The Christmas Wish themed certificate.

• FREE
• Literacy
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• ## The Christmas Wish text-only resource sheets

Use these text-only resource sheets to explore the language of The Christmas Wish and examine some of the author’s writing techniques.

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• ## The Christmas Wish story map template

Help the children to understand the story structure by asking them to create a story map for The Christmas Wish

• FREE
• Literacy
• Story Resource
• ## Kathleen Scott's phonograph recording 2

Hear a slightly longer version of Captain Scott's wife being interviewed. This gives a taste of what it would have been like back in Great

• History
• ## Kathleen Scott's phonograph recording 1

Our podcast for   the Snow  topic sees the wife of Captain Scott being interviewed and gives a taste of what it would have been

• History
• ## Scott's diary extracts

These edited extracts are a challenging read and make for pretty grim reading but they could be tackled by older children with adult support.

• History
• ## The Christmas Wish ebook – text-only

Use this text-only ebook to explore the language of The Christmas Wish and examine some of the author’s writing techniques.

• Literacy
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• ## South Pole challenge

Use this game as a fun way to recall what children have learned about Captain Scott.

• History
• ## The Christmas Wish: Poems and raps ebook

Catch Clare Bevan's rhythm and rhyme bug with these perky poems. Perfect for chanting aloud, learning off by heart and as inspiration for the children's

• Literacy
• Poetry
• Story Resource
• ## Two stars and a wish

Ask the children to critique the storytellers in their class and give each one two things that they thought were great and one thing they

• FREE
• Reward
• ## The Christmas Wish playscript

Perfect for your Christmas production or scaled-down class assembly production, our editable playscript can be adapted for as few or as many children or you need

• Drama
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• ## Step-by-step Google Earth guide

A step-by-step guide to using The Christmas Wish .kmz file in Google Earth™.

• Geography
• ## The Christmas Wish Google Earth tour

Get a goose-eye view with ‘The Christmas Wish Google Earth™ tour file’.

• Geography
• ## Christmas borders

Some festive writing borders inspired by The Christmas Wish.

• Literacy
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• ## Alphabet paper chains

Hone those colouring, cutting and sticking skills with these alphabet and festive symbol paper chains.

• Activity Sheet
• Festival
• ## The Christmas Wish story map

Talk through the events in The Christmas Wish using this story map.

• Literacy
• Story Resource
• Whiteboard
• ## A house like this

Who might live in a house like this?

• Activity Sheet
• Literacy
• ## Christmas wordsearch

A wordsearch inspired by The Christmas Wish.

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