Posted December 17th, 2020

Throughout the year, we work closely with Primary Futures looking at different careers and raising aspirations for our children. This term, many classes discussed different jobs at Christmas. We even entered their national competition where you had to draw a job that gets very busy during the festive season. We had over 200 entries.

In class, we completed the ‘What’s My Line? Festive Special’. The KS1 and KS2 videos took a peek behind the scenes of some of the jobs involved in creating festive magic and Christmas cheer. The children listened to the volunteers provide clues for them to guess their job before their big reveal.

With the help of Burgundy the Elf, we heard from a range of people who shared their festive jobs. These jobs included: growing Christmas trees, supporting people experiencing homelessness, designing Christmas wrapping papers and cooking the Christmas turkey for the Royal Family!

Key stage 1 had to guess these jobs and careers: Christmas decorator, theatre worker and the chef at Buckingham Palace, and a mystery guest from the North Pole!  Year 1 were very good at guessing.

Key stage 2 had to guess these jobs and careers:  a brand manager for Christmas wrapping company, a craftsman at Buckingham Palace, a Christmas tree farmer and decoration shopkeeper, and a Crisis Christmas centre worker supporting people facing homelessness.

Y4 and Y5 got into the Christmas spirit and made some fabulous guesses.

The children drew pictures of different jobs that gets very busy during the festive season and we sent our entries in.