HOMEWORK 8-12-16

Due in: Tuesday 13th December

Please stick to 2 pages of A4 only. Take care with your presentation.

Topic – Can you find and present at least 5 interesting facts about Victorian Christmas Traditions and COMPARE these to your own family Christmas traditions.


This fact was taken from the BBC website on Victorian Christmas (It would need putting into my own words)

“1848 when a British confectioner, Tom Smith, invented a bold new way to sell sweets. Inspired by a trip to Paris where he saw bon bons – sugared almonds wrapped in twists of paper – he came up with the idea of the Christmas cracker: a simple package filled with sweets that snapped when pulled apart. The sweets were replaced by small gifts and paper hats in the late Victorian period, and remain in this form as an essential part of a modern Christmas.”

My family and crackers

When the magical moment comes for my family to sit down together for lunch, one of the first highlights of the feast is for us join together in the pulling of the crackers. Brother, sister, aunty, mother… will all exchange a smile as they share the joys of pulling a cracker with one another. A particular delight is watching the faces of the younger members of the family – round, wide-eyed faces staring in awe, as a small gift falls from the bright decorative wrapping to the startling sound of a small bang! Older members of the family revel and chortle while sharing the age-old jokes found inside the crackers. Moreover… a particular delight is made over the donning of the festive, tissue hats and the beginning of the Christmas Day game of who can wear thiers the longest…

It is interesting to think how a tradition started in 1848 by a sweet seller is still very much alive in our family!


Maths: To strengthen your arithmetic skills, you have been given an arithmetic task to complete. Include jottings/working out where appropriate.


Flipped Learning – See the blog http://yearsix.wfpsblogs.net/ Here there is a reminder about the grid method and a link to a game to practise.

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