This year it is the year of the dog! The children in the Foundation Unit have been celebrating Chinese New Year and finding out lots of different things. We all tasted Chinese food. We investigated using chop sticks and rice. We listened to the story about how the animals had a race and the winner had the first year named after them...it was the rat! Can you see some of the lucky money envelopes we made? Outside we did some dragon dancing and, in the hall, Laurel class made up their own story, 'We're Going on a Dragon Hunt'.
Laurel and Redberry used the internet to find out more about Chinese New Year. We talked about how to keep safe on the internet and to only ever use the internet with an adult.
Laurel and Redberry wrote their own Chinese Dragon poems too...there a few here for you to look at.
It was great fun using the IPads to order the numbers on the Chinese dragons!
We told our families about our learning and they helped us record it it go in our Busy Bee Books.
We hope you had a good time celebrating Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!
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We thought it would be kind to share our Christmas songs with some other people in our community. So we arranged to walk to a local nursing home and sang to the residents and the staff. The staff thank us very much and said they would like to see us again. We enjoyed singing our Christmas songs and Mrs Leafe with very impressed with our super effort walking there and back.
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