Just before we broke up for the end of year and Christmas we had a look at what we know about Santa. We drew a big picture of Santa and labelled the different parts of him. We discussed why he might need big black boots and warm mittens. Why he needed a huge sack (I think EVERY child knows why he needs that!) and what his list says.
After we had discussed Santa, his attributes, his role and his accessories we then had a go at drawing our own Santa faces. We did this as a structured, scaffolded, step by step activity but each Santa came out with his own individuality.