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Chinese New Year - 27th January - 3rd February 2014

"Kung Hei Fat Choy"


During the week beginning 27th February, Early Years explored activities based around Chinese New Year. The children were asked to research Chinese New Year at home and bring what they found into school to share with their class. The children learnt that it will be the year of the horse; red is a lucky colour and that children are given money in red envelopes. The children participated in a range of activities, including performing lion and dragon dances in P.E, making lanterns and decorating envelopes. Outside, our role play area became a Chinese Take away. The children discovered that they are born either in the Year of the Rat (2008) or the Year of the Ox (2009). On Friday, we wrote sentences about what we had learnt in our Big Writing. Then on Monday, Imogen Yates' Mum came in to talk to the children about her experiences of celebrating Chinsese New Year whilst living in Hong Kong and she shared some artefacts with the children including a lion puppet and red money envelopes. Mrs Pearce, Miss Taylor, Mrs Bath and Miss Barry also shared photographs and talked about their experiences when visiting the celebrations in London on Sunday 2nd February. Some of these photographs can be found below.