Chinese New Year
The children enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year. They watched video clips of people celebrating Chinese New Year and watched a clip of the dragon dancing.
The children took part in food tasting and talked about personal experiences relating to Chinese food and culture. They did Chinese writing and recorded some Chinese numbers.
The children made lanterns and fans and learned how to say 'Happy New Year' in Chinese. This also coincided with our 'Red Week' and we talked about the fact that red is a lucky colour in China and how red envelopes are given as gifts with money in them.
The children learned that it was the year of the pig and made craft models and drew their own pictures of pigs and dragons.