To think about Advent traditions, used while
preparing for Christmas
Advent Calendar and candle, Christingles, Christmas present and
card, Christmas tree and decorations, Nativity crib scene
This is part of a whole school 'Here I Am'
assembly. Each Year group tell the school about the R.E. topic they
have covered in the previous three weeks. This is the Year 4
contribution on the topic Preparations, written by Year 4 children
We have been learning about Preparations.
We are learning about Advent traditions which help us to prepare for
Here are some of our favourite Advent traditions.
2. My favourite Advent tradition is
opening the doors on my Advent calendar, because I like the chocolates
My second favourite tradition is buying my friends presents.
I like their faces when I give them a present.
My third favourite tradition is singing carols, because I like carols.
3. I like the Christmas tree in our
class, because it is colourful.
I like the decorations and computer pictures in our class, because
they're pretty and colourful.
I like the crib as well, because it reminds me of Jesus.
I also like the Advent candle in our class.
4. One of my favourite Advent traditions
is setting up the crib, because it reminds me of Jesus being born.
Another one of my favourite traditions is the Christmas tree, because
the green means God without beginning or end - and it points up to
heaven as well.
I also love Christmas cards, because receiving a card makes me feel
My friend also made a Christingle at his school and explained what the different parts of it mean. Click for an explanation.
5. Most of the things we have just
mentioned we either give to other people or we share with other people.
It is important to remember that we do this as a way of celebrating
We can't give Jesus cards, or presents or candles for his birthday, so
we give them to other people.