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Year 3: What similarities and differences are there between Christmas celebrations in Italy and in Spain?

This week the children have had a fantastic day learning all about Italy.  We have looked at what foods are popular there, which foods are exported and even made our own pizzas!  We looked at Italian traditions and carnivals, such as the Carnival of Venice and researched the masks that were made.  

We then researched Christmas traditions in Italy and the food that they eat.  We then learnt about La Befana who is an old lady dressed in old, worn out clothes who flies to the houses of Italian children on the 6th of January. She will fill the Christmas stockings with small toys, sweets and fruit. If the children didn’t behave nicely during the year, she will fill the stocking only with coal.