Gung Hay Fat Choy!

 Monday 8th February was Chinese New Year.  The Reception pupils have compared ways in which each family celebrates events throughout the year and learnt many facts about Chinese New Year.   The children listened to the zodiac story and learned that it is now the ‘Year of the Monkey’.

Also, throughout the day the children experienced tasting delicious Chinese foods and tried a one minute chopstick challenge, craft activities included making monkey masks and Chinese lanterns.

During PE lessons the pupils listened to Chinese music and created their own dragon dances. Later in the week the children also enjoyed making vegetable spring rolls and writing recipe instructions.

Year 3 were delighted to welcome two of our parents, Mrs Qureshi and Mrs Tsang into school to  help them celebrate Chinese New Year. 

Mrs Tsang talked about Chinese New Year and how it’s celebrated all over the world.  The children were shown how to make some simple Chinese food, which once prepared was then cooked by Mrs Qureshi.  They thoroughly enjoyed the mini Chinese banquet with these foods, which also included some traditional Chinese dried, sweetened fruits and prawn crackers. 

Our Year 3s also decorated some Chinese writing which they took home, the words are meant to ‘Bring Joy and Happiness’ into the home.  They really enjoyed trying on some traditional Chinese garments too.