Chinese New Year
On Thursday 2nd February, the children in Reception participated in a "Red Day" in which the children wore something (or everything!) red to celebrate Chinese New Year.
We had the chance to try traditional Chinese foods including spring rolls, egg fried rice, prawn toast, sweet & sour wontons and prawn crackers. It was very yummy!
We found out that the children born in 2017 are the year of the rooster and the children born in 2018 are the year of the dog!
In the afternoon, we told the story and performed a Chinese Dragon dance to all of our adults! The children did an amazing job and getting into character.
"Many years ago in China, the Jade Emperor wanted to measure time to work out how old he was. He decided to have a swimming race with different types of animals, so he could give a name to each year of the Chinese zodiac. The position each animal came in the race would decide which year was named after them."