Advent Calendar 2019

Our 2019 Advent Calendar is here! Behind the doors of our interactive calendar, you can find a number of short clips that are sure to engage primary school pupils and spread festive cheer in the classroom!

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What do advent candles symbolise?

Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin explains the meaning of the five advent candles

 

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Life in white

A look at various animals in their natural habitats across the Arctic and Antarctica

 

 

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What is a reverse advent calendar?

Once school explains what a reverse advent calendar is and why they are doing it

 

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O Christmas Tree

The choir from Horrible Histories sing an exclusive version of O Christmas Tree explaining where the tradition comes from

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Tigers caught on snowman cam!

Watch the tigers interact with snowmen at Longleat Safari Park

 

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Penguin pom pom decoration

In this short clip learn how to make a penguin pom pom decoration for your Christmas tree with the help of Blue Peter

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Play time

Watch these Arctic Fox cubs play in the snow whilst their parents are away gathering food

 

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Lost in a blizzard

Whilst on the move, these Emperor penguin chicks become separated from the main group during a blizzard

 

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The first Christmas

A look at a Christian family at Christmas, reflecting on where the story began in a stable

 

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Fun with snowballs

Watch as this young Japanese macaque creates his first snowball

 

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Make the 2018 Blue Peter Christmas card!

Learn how to make a magic Christmas card to give your loved ones this year!

 

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Wartime Christmas

Take a look at how Christmas was celebrated during the war

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Emperor penguins – the greatest wildlife show on Earth

How baby penguins are looked after by their parents during the winter

 

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Caribou resilience

Did you know that caribou can survive in up to -40 degree temperatures? We find out how here!

 

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Horrible Histories: Silent Night

The Horrible Histories Christmas carolers explain how Christmas night was not always so silent…

 

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In the footsteps of the ice bear:
bear whiteout

We find out more about how polar bears scope out a den for the winter

 

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A Stick Family Christmas

 Stick Man is spending Christmas morning having fun with his family!

 

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Giant panda plays with snowman

Pandas love playing in the snow too! This panda from Toronto Zoo is having lots of fun playing with a snowman

 

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Away in a Manger

The NYCoS Area Choirs of Edinburgh, Falkirk and West Lothian sing Away in a Manger at a church in Edinburgh

 

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The Radio 2 Nativity

This Nativity story is retold through beautiful animation by BBC Radio 2

 

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Horrible Histories: Good King Wenceslas

This version of the Christmas carol uncovers the truth about Wenceslas and his story

 

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Mother polar bear and cubs emerging from den

Polar bear cubs enjoy the fresh air and snow after coming out of their den!

 

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Why some people celebrate Christmas in January

We celebrate Christmas on December 25th, but it is not the same all over the world! Here, we can find out why

 

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Horrible Histories: We Wish You A Merry Christmas

It is Christmas Eve! We have got one final carol to send you off to celebrate, with a historical twist, of course!

 

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Xmas is coming!

We wanna celebrate with you that xmas is almost here and so we are offering you this special gift. Go and download it!

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Welcome to our Christmas Advent Calendar!

We’ve tried our best to ensure that all of our clips are suitable for primary school pupils, but please do watch the clips before showing them to your class!