To infinity and beyond…

It has been so lovely to see all the fabulous work that the children have been uploading this week. It is clear that they are working hard and taking pride in their presentation of their home learning. Thank you for your support of the children at home in creating learning routines which support the school day. It is so beneficial for them to maintain a routine of learning and will enable the children to transition back into school life much easier.

A big celebration this week has been the children creating different versions of the Solar Systems as part of our SPACE topic- some very creative ideas. Have a look below at the photos:

Well done for all the hard work that is being done on Teams again this week. Just a few reminders when working on Teams:

  1. Even if you are working through the Oaks videos, you must record all your answers. (In a book, on paper, on a word document, powerpoint – however you want to record it.) All the support and challenge tasks are on word documents and you can record your answers on those as well.
  2. Please ask your child to check the POSTS section as that is where we will post additional information or videos for your child to access.
  3. If you cannot access the work via the ASSIGNMENTS tab, go to the FILES tab and find the work in the January 2021 folder.
  4. Next week each work documents will be saved in a Word and PDF format to ensure that all children can access their learning from a variety of devices. If you cannot open the Word document then please try the PDF version.
  5. Please try to check in at least once a day on a class video call.
  6. Class chat is for work purposes not for sending messages or emojis to each other – all your chat conversations are visible to staff and chat notifications can be very distracting for children who are trying to concentrate on their work.
  7. English and Maths will be uploaded daily.
  8. Foundation subjects will have four days worth of work uploaded on Monday. There will be four subjects/tasks over Monday – Thursday. Use Friday afternoon to catch up on any work you have missed during the week.
  9. We only need ONE photo/ uploaded piece of work per day for English and Maths.
  10. English and Maths should be uploaded by 12 noon on Friday and Foundation subjects should be uploaded by 3pm on Friday.
  11. If you have any technical issues with Teams that you are finding hard to fix please phone the office and they can support you to resolve these.  Issues with broadband – unfortunately we can not resolve these problems in terms of making Teams work on your device. Thank you for your understanding.

As last week, next week, you may not receive a message back from your teacher immediately as we are also teaching children who are in the classroom at the same time.

We will respond to work sent by the end of the week.

No formal work will be set for Friday afternoons – please use this time to finish any incomplete work.

PE for next week is on Wednesday 20th January only. 

Poetry competition booklets have been uploaded to the FILES tab – this is for the whole of the spring term.

Homework:

Sumdog has been set, with a multiplication task and an arithmetic task. It’s good to keep times tables and mental arithmetic ticking over. This is due on Thursday 21st January.

Enjoy your weekend,

Year 5 Team

Here he we go again…

Wow! What a week! It was lovely to have seen most of you in school on Monday and catch up about your Christmas presents.

Well done for settling into working on Teams again so quickly. Just a few reminders about expectations when working on Teams:

  1. Even if you are working through the Oaks videos, you must record all your answers. (In a book, on paper, on a word document, powerpoint – however you want to record it.) All the support and challenge tasks are on word documents and you can record your answers to those as well.
  2. If you cannot access the work via the ASSIGNMENTS tab, go to the FILES tab and find the work in the January 2021 folder.
  3. Please try to check in at least once a day on a class video call.
  4. Class chat is for work purposes not for sending messages or emojis to each other – all your chat conversations are visible to staff.
  5. English and Maths will be uploaded daily.
  6. Foundation subjects will have a week’s worth of work uploaded at the start of the week.
  7. We only need ONE photo/ uploaded piece of work per day for English and Maths.

 

Next week, you may not receive a message back from your teacher immediately as we are also teaching children who are in the classroom at the same time.

We will respond to work sent by the end of the week.

No formal work will be set for Friday afternoons – please use this time to finish any incomplete work.

Reading passports have been uploaded to FILES and ASSIGNMENTS – this is for the whole of the spring term.

 

Homework:

Sumdog homework was set on Thursday – there is a multiplication task and an arithmetic task to complete by Thursday 14th January.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

The Year 5 team.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Many thanks for all the lovely cards and presents given to all of the staff in Year 5. They were a surprise but gratefully received.

We want to wish you all a safe Christmas and we are looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Best wishes,

The Year 5 Team

Floating or sinking?

Thank you for the wonderful array of festive jumpers worn today – it certainly felt like Christmas is on its way! Many thanks for all the tins, and some money handed in, to support those in need at this time.

This week.

We’ve been busy learning different strategies for problem solving in Maths this week, as well as completing our evacuation diaries in English. We’ve continued investigating forces in Science, looking at gravity, upthrust (lift) and water resistance.

Congratulations!

Well done to Conor Marples, Aurora Andrews, Jacqui Edwards and Cian Mclaughlin for the Year 5 winners of the Reading Passport Challenge. They will have a film and popcorn afternoon next week. All children who handed in their Reading Passports will have some extra playtime to celebrate their achievement.

Christmas service.

All the children sang beautifully (socially distanced and outside) yesterday, when being filmed for the KS2 Christmas service. We also had a number of actors taking roles from the Nativity too. Look out for the broadcast – coming soon to a screen near you!

Homework.

This week the children have been set some vocabulary and maths home learning. This is due Thursday 17th December. Just a reminder that this is the last day of term for the children.

 

** Reminder – children need to wear their PE kits on Monday 14th as it is Week 2.

Hope you have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 Team

May The Force Be With You!

We’ve been exploring forces today during our STEM deep learning day. The children have been learning specifically about gravity, friction, air resistance and water resistance.

Below are some photos of their learning:

 

Homework:

This week the children have some vocabulary work to complete and maths learning to do on Sumdog. They also need to hand in a book review. This is due in on Thursday 10th December.

Next week will be Week 1, which means children need their PE kits on Wednesday.

Enjoy your weekend,

The Year 5 Team

 

 

Home Learning for the last 3 days – Fri, Mon and Tues

Hope you are all well? Miss Stapley, Mr Crozier and I are all really looking forward to teaching you in school from next Wednesday onwards.

The Home Learning for the last 3 days of isolation are:

Maths – Week  2

WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT: Please upload a photo of one of your tasks from the next three days to your class by 4pm on Tuesday 1st December to Microsoft Teams. If you have difficulty in accessing Microsoft Teams, please send the photo to either:

kookaburraclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

cassowaryclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

 

 

Main tasks

Friday 27th November

Lesson 1:  L.O: Using multiples to divide.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-multiples-to-divide-6cw3gd

 

Monday 30th November

Lesson 2: L.O: Short division.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/short-division-6gt64d

 

 

Tuesday 1st December

Lesson 3: LO: Division with remainders.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/division-with-remainders-ccwk6r

 

Support:

Challenge tasks:

Task 1 – L.O: Multiplying a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiplying-a-3-digit-number-by-a-2-digit-number-cmwpae

 

 

Task 2 –  L.O: Use formal written methods, including long multiplication, to solve a range of problems.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-formal-written-methods-including-long-multiplication-to-solve-a-range-of-problems-61j38r?from_query=Year+5+problem+solving

 

 

Task 3 – L.O: Decimals and measures: Solving problems including the conversion of standard units of measure.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-and-measures-solving-problems-including-the-conversion-of-standard-units-of-measure-6nhp8e

 

 

Challenge Activities:

           

This bottle contains one litre of concentrated blackcurrant squash. It is also available in ‘double concentrated strength’, in 1.5 litre bottles.

According to the manufacturer, how many drinks can be made, on average, from this bottle?

  1. A ‘serving’ of diluted squash is considered to be 250ml.

How much of this will be concentrated squash if we follow the manufacturer’s guidelines?

What fraction of each drink will be water?

 

2. The 1 litre bottles of squash cost £1.49 each. I need to make 12 litres of diluted blackcurrant squash.

How much will I need to spend on concentrated squash?

 

3. Only half the amount of ‘double concentrated strength’ squash is needed.

How many drinks would one litre of this make?

How much water would I need?

English Work for Friday27th November – Tuesday 1st December

https://www.pobble365.com/wonder-anti-bullying/    (link to the online page)

To link with the text ‘Wonder’ by R.J Palacio and Anti-bullying Week, we have set the following activities for the last three days of lockdown home learning. Submit your final story by Tuesday 1st November by 4pm.

Friday 27th November

Please complete the following two activities.

  1. Question time!

How would you describe bullying?

How do you feel when you hear all of the things Auggie has said?

How do you think Auggie feels? What makes you think this?

If you knew Auggie, what would you do to help and comfort him?

If you thought you were being bullied, how would you deal with it?

If you thought someone else was being bullied, how would you deal with it?

Why do you think some people bully others?

Make a list of all the things that make you special.

2.  Perfect picture!

Imagine you see someone being bullied at home or at school. Draw a picture showing their thoughts and feelings or create a short comic strip, showing how they feel and somebody helping them.

 

Monday 30th November and Tuesday 1st December

Please complete the following activities over these two days.

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

We walked to school. People stared at me. I felt sad.

Story starter!

This week is ‘Anti-Bullying Week.’ Rather than a story starter, here is a quote from Wonder by R.J. Palacio, chapter Ordinary: ‘I know I’m not an ordinary ten-year-old kid. I mean, sure, I do ordinary things. I eat ice cream. I ride my bike. I play ball. I have an Xbox. Stuff like that makes me ordinary. I guess. And I feel ordinary. Inside. But I know ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. I know ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go. If I found a magic lamp and I could have one wish, I would wish that I had a normal face that no one ever noticed at all. I would wish that I could walk down the street without people seeing me and then doing that look-away thing. Here’s what I think: the only reason I’m not ordinary is that no one else sees me that way.’

From chapter The War: ‘Before she went out, she looked left and right outside of the door to make sure no one saw her leaving. I guess even though she was neutral, she didn’t want to be seen with me.’

Imagine you are the boy. Using the information from the quotes, write a story that continues from this point. What happens next after you have introduced yourself to your reader?

Write in first person (I, we) or third person (she,he,it) if you are talking about another character.

Sentence challenge!

Use a series of rhetorical questions in your writing but remember to use a question mark.

E.g. Will they ever stop staring at me? Why do I have to be so different? Is there anyone who can help?

 

Reading – Week 2

 

Over the next 3 working days (Friday, Monday & Tuesday), we would like you to catch up with reading the books on your Reading Passport Challenge as this is due by the 10th December.

 

Also, you could catch up with any reading needed for the Year 5 ‘Must Reads’.

** Remember, you only have to read 2 for this term.

All 6 books are to be spread across the whole of Year 5.

 

If you have any unfinished reading activities from’ There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom’, this needs to be completed first.

P4C for next Wednesday, on your return.

    

 

Don’t forget, you also have any Geography, RE, Science, Spelling or French work to complete too.

French Project

As Madam’s powerpoint won’t upload, we’ve split each page into a picture. The pictures are in the same order as the the powerpoint.

 

Additional Spellings and Geography

 

Spellings that we have covered this term.

Using a variety of the spelling strategies, go through the different spellings that we have been learning throughout the term.

Words with ‘ough’ letter pattern

Spelling word How it sounds
Through Th – roo (long oo digraph)
Rough R – uff (short ‘u’ sound as in umbrella)
Dough D – oh (The vowel says it’s name not it’s sound)
Thought Th – or – t (the ‘or’ digraph as in ‘for’)
Plough Pl – ow ( the ‘ow’ digraph as in ‘cow’.)

Silent letter words

doubt Plus any others you can remember / think of to practise.
environment
February
thistle
island
solemn

Plurals

Cups Sheep
Bushes Potatoes
Cities Parties
Monkeys Radios

What other plurals can you think of?

 

-able and –ible words

Think about what the rule is for adding –ible or –able.

Homophones

Using a hyphen with the prefixes co and re

Use of the apostrophe for contractions or to show possession:

Contractions For possession
Could not – couldn’t The lions roar. – the lion’s roar
Can not The cats ball.
Should not The lorrys load.
It is Williams uncle.
Will not The dogs dinner.
Has not Freds apples and oranges.
She is I hope the dogs bark will not wake the neighbours baby.

 

Modal verbs showing a level of possibility.

Put these modal verbs in to sentences to show their level of possibility:

could may
won’t must not
ought will
must should not

 

 

Etymology – finding the origin of a word.

‘She chucked a banana, chocolate and a cardigan into her duffel bag

Using a dictionary, find out where the underlined words originated.

 

What words have got an origin that you found unexpected? (Remember ‘ketchup’ originating from Cantonese/ Chinese and being surprised?)

 

Year 5/6 spelling list

Finally, it’s always a good idea to go over the Year 5/6 list as often as you can.

Geography Work

Pick a country of your choice and use an atlas or Google maps to tell me about the country. You need to use your observational skills for this fieldwork. It must have a key to name the symbols you have drawn in.

It does not have to be an exact outline of your country (see my example!) as it is all about you using your map skills.

You could add in mountain ranges, rivers, surrounding countries, seas/oceans, lakes, lines of longitude and latitude, rivers, any information your atlas tells you.

What do you notice about your country compared to the UK? (E.g. France is about 2.5 times bigger than the UK. France has many countries surrounding it while the UK is an island, etc.)

 

Additional Science Learning Activity – Due 1st December

https://learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SMG-Learning-Activities-Make-It-Fly.pdf

(Helicopter template available to print. If no printer then copy the template with a pencil and a ruler onto a piece of paper or card.

You have until Tuesday 1st December to complete these activities. Upload a photo to Teams or send to your class email.

Extension Challenge:

·       Can you change the shape of your plane so that is stays in the air longer? Which designs work better to achieve this?

·       Does using a different type of paper or material affect the time spent airborne.

·       Does changing the size of the hoops or length of the straw keep the glider in the air longer?

Record what happens during your investigations. This can be done by:

·       Drawing and labelling a diagram of your results.

·       Creating a table to show how many seconds each design stays in the air.

·       Taking a video of you completing the investigations with you adding scientific commentary as to what you found out.

Bring this in to school on Wednesday 2nd December for your next investigation in science on that afternoon.

Extension Challenge:

·       Can you change the shape of your plane so that is stays in the air longer? Which designs work better to achieve this?

·       Does using a different type of paper or material affect the time spent airborne.

·       Does changing the size of the hoops or length of the straw keep the glider in the air longer?

Record what happens during your investigations. This can be done by:

·       Drawing and labelling a diagram of your results.

·       Creating a table to show how many seconds each design stays in the air.

·       Taking a video of you completing the investigations with you adding scientific commentary as to what you found out.

Bring this in to school on Wednesday 2nd December for your next investigation in science on that afternoon.

Home Learning Week 1

Hopefully you will have been able to access Microsoft Teams for the work that has been set but we thought we’d put all activities onto the blog too…just in case!

Homework was set and was ready to go into homework books tomorrow – this is this week’s homework:

Date: 19.11.2020

Spelling and Grammar Home Learning

Maths home learning

Login to Sumdog.

You have an arithmetic task to complete. You will need to use your fraction knowledge.

A multiplication task has been set for you to complete.

 

The work for the week is:

ENGLISH – Week 1

Friday 20th:

L.O: To understand the features of a persuasive letter.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-the-features-of-a-persuasive-letter-74tk4d

Monday 23rd:

L.O: To further investigate suffixes -ant, and –ent.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-further-investigate-suffixes-ant-and-ent-c5jk4e

Tuesday 24th:

L.O: To explore pronouns.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-pronouns-75h38c

Wednesday 25th:

L.O: To generate points to use in our persuasive letter.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-points-to-use-in-our-persuasive-letter-6muk2d

Thursday 26th:

L.O: To write persuasively.

Apprentice Task/ Weekly Assignment:

After the lessons you have learnt this week, write a short, persuasive letter to Mr Cunningham giving him two reasons why school uniform should be mandatory.

Friday 27th:

L.O: To develop a rich understanding of words associated with feeling surprised.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-a-rich-understanding-of-words-associated-with-feeling-surprised-65jp2t

 

Support tasks:

Use the word bank of persuasive phrases to write sentences listing the pros and cons of wearing a school uniform.

Challenge Activity:

After the lessons you have learnt this week, write a short, persuasive letter to Mr Cunningham giving him two reasons why school uniform should be banned.

Spelling:

L.O: to proof read and correct mistakes accurately.

Look through the sentences and see how many mistakes you can find and correct.

  1. The twins decided that four there birthday thay each wanted an iPhone. There parents decided thay where to young for such an ecspensive presant. The twins where upset and had two think off something else insted. Some times you can’t have everything that you want.

2. I fell out with my sister and I didn’t want to looser, so i apologisd and we made up. I have alot of freinds at school. My favrite subject is maths. I like doing somes.

 

3.Toknight, I whant to go to Pizza Hut. The food they’re really apeals to me, because it’s tastey. There is a buffay know which is all you can eat.

 

4.When I get home, I will play Call of Dute with some mates. I enjoy kiling the zombis. You shoot bulets, but it takes ages for the gun to relowd. I like play on my consils.

 

  1. The exitment of going on holiday in the morning was killing me. I couldn’t wait. I was going to my faviraute place in America. Geuss we’re it is!

 

WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT: Please send a photo or upload a document of your persuasive apprentice write based on whether school uniform should be mandatory or banned. You will need to complete all 5 lessons we have set in order to do this. Your persuasive text needs to be at least 3 paragraphs long.

Your finished report could look like this:

Work needs to be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 26th November to Microsoft Teams. If you have difficulty doing this, please send the photos or assignment to either:

kookaburraclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

cassowaryclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

 

Work will be responded to by a teacher throughout the course of the following week.

Maths – Week 1

Friday

Lesson 1:  L.O: To compare fractions with the same denominator

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-fractions-with-the-same-denominator-c4vkar

 

Monday

Lesson 2: L.O: To compare and order unit fractions

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-and-order-unit-fractions-68u34e

 

Tuesday

Lesson 3: LO: To Recognise equivalent fractions

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/equivalent-fractions-cgt66c?step=2&activity=video

Wednesday

Lesson 4: L.O: To order and compare fractions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/ordering-fractions-c4vp6r?step=2&activity=video

Thursday

Lesson 5: L.O: To recognise improper fractions and mixed numbers.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/improper-fractions-part-1-c4tkac?step=2&activity=video

 

Support:

Challenge tasks:

Task 1 – compare fractions greater than 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-fractions-greater-than-one-c8vkgr

Task 2 – decimal and fraction equivalence

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimal-and-fraction-equivalence-cngk8r

Task 3 – decimal equivalents of fractions

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimal-equivalents-of-fractions-cnh32r

Task 4 – fractions problem solving

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-problem-solving-c9k38d

 

Challenge Activities:

https://nrich.maths.org/2420 – Orange Drink

https://nrich.maths.org/1249 – Matching fractions, decimals and percentages

 

WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT: Please upload a photo of your five weekly tasks to your class by 5pm on Thursday 26th November to Microsoft Teams. If you have difficulty in accessing Microsoft Teams, please send the photo to either:

kookaburraclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

cassowaryclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

You will need to complete all 5 lessons we have set in order to do this.

 

Work will be responded to by a teacher throughout the course of the following week.

 

Reading home learning

Text focus is our class novel: There’s A Boy In The Girls’ Bathroom.

Day 1:

L.O: To engage with the text

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-the-text-cnhkcd

 

Day 2:

L.O: To analyse a character (Bradley)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-bradley-cgvk8c

 

Day 3:

L.O: To analyse a character (Jeff)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-jeff-c9k6cd

 

Day 4:

L.O: To explore Bradley further

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-bradley-further-c9k38d

 

Day 5:

L.O: To explore a key theme within the text

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-a-theme-c8vkgt

 

Challenge:

Using your persuasive skills from your writing work, write a persuasive letter to Bradley showing him all the benefits that he could have if he started behaving in class.

 

Support task:

If you find that too challenging, instead, make a list for Bradley (we know he likes a list) of all the things he could do to help him ‘fit in’ better with his classmates.

History

L.O: How was Britain able to stand firm against the German threat?

Please complete the task we started at school based on the cartoon. This cartoon from the time shows 10 ways, in which Britain stood firm:

 

Write an explanation about how each of the ways helped Britain to stand firm against the German threat. Use the class discussion and the powerpoint notes (on Teams) to help you.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – HOME LEARNING UNIT

Topic: Advent

Please note this work is designed to cover a two-week period.

Activity Resources
Look at Busted Halo Video introducing the Season of Advent

 

From the Busted Halo video write down 4 things you will try to do better during Advent to help you prepare for the coming of Jesus at Christmas, and two things you will try not to do.  Turn your list into a prayer.

 

Busted Halo ‘Advent in 2 minutes’

 

Create own Jesse Tree (studied in Year 4) by using a table top Christmas tree, branch, piece of string with clothes pegs, or simply by drawing and illustrating one.  Take a photo to place in your book.

 

Take one character from the Jesse Tree and write about why they inspire you and what message they have for people today.

 

Research the Jesse Tree, e.g. The Jesse Tree (Loyola Press) – recommended ,

Catholicinspired.com

Catholicculture.org

 

Take each theme for the four weeks of Advent – Hope, Peace, Joy and Love and

–          Select a relevant Scripture reading

–          Write a prayer linked to the theme/reading

–          Create a symbol (2D or 3D)

Use to pray with your family at an appropriate time during Advent.

Access to Bible
One of the characters on the Jesse Tree is Joseph.

 

Read/watch/listen to the Christmas story up to the point when Mary and Joseph arrive at the stable.  Focus on the role of Joseph.

 

Create a timeline/journey for Joseph from when Mary first told him of the events of the Annunciation to their settling in at the stable.

 

For each point on the timeline, complete the following:

§  What might Joseph be thinking?

§  What might Joseph be feeling?

§  What question(s) would you ask Joseph at this point?

§  What might we learn from Joseph’s actions?

 

Find suitable clip online

Access to Bible

Using the above, create a ‘Joseph’s Stations’ using PowerPoint or similar.  If this is not possible then use your own drawings and writing for each station.  One slide for each point on the journey, plus an introductory and concluding slide.  Last slide to be a prayer.

 

Think about the background/picture for each slide, what questions will you pose for those taking part to reflect upon, will you use background music, what message(s) do you want to try and get across?

 

If possible, use the worship with your family.

 

Additional Activity

Research one of the following saints whose feast days are celebrated during Advent, compile a brief fact file, and then complete the relevant activity.

3rd December       –              St Francis Xavier – Brought the Gospel to India, Borneo, Indonesia and Japan.  Write a letter, email or card to someone sharing your favourite Bible story.

4th December       –              St John Damascene – wrote hymns.  Write a hymn to a tune you know, with one verse for each of the four themes of Advent.

7th December       –              St Ambrose – Showed he was prepared to challenge.  Look through a newspaper or the news.  Where do you see injustice?  Write a letter raising awareness to share with your class.

8th December       –              Immaculate Conception – Write an Act of Contrition.  Prepare a poster explaining why it is good to go to Confession during Advent.

12th December     –              Our Lady of Guadalupe – Write a prayer asking her help with a situation or person who needs to know God is close to them.

14th December     –              St John of the Cross – Draw a cross.  Decorate it with scenes from scripture stories from the Annunciation to the birth of Jesus.