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Happy Chinese New Year!

We have spent the last two days learning about Chinese New Year and thinking about how it is the same or different to our own celebrations. We made lanterns, tasted Chinese food and found out all about red envelopes. I think my favourite moments were performing a dragon dance together with the fantastic dragons you made, and listening to Shamim tell us all about Chinese New Year celebrations and show us his special clothes. We also discovered we have lots of rats in our classroom!

What were your favourite moments?

Have a lovely weekend

Mr Baines

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  1. Mrs Rathmell Reply

    I really enjoyed working with the children from class 1 and 2 to make some Chinese stirfry. The children were very good at chopping the vegetables up and chatting about the foods they liked and didn’t like. Mushrooms seemed to top the list of dislikes!
    After cooking the stirfry, the children ate their meal with chopsticks – using some inventive styles! Maya in class 2 was a natural chopstick user!

  2. class1 Reply

    It sounds like you had a fabulous time!
    We started this week with some delightful musical treats.

    收件人 主题 Xicheng Li (pronounced ‘See Chung’) came in to school with her beautiful Gourd flute. It is made from a gourd and bamboo and it made an amazing sound. We sang our Chinese New Year song to her and she thought it was charming. We hope she will come in again soon and seemed very keen to share her knowledge of instruments. Her performance and presenation for us and the whole school really enhanced our learning about Chinese New Year. She described the celebrations that she has experienced in China and the instrument was so unusual and quite unique.

    In the afternoon the Jacobis (Henry and Charlotte’s parents from class 2 and 4) took us on a ‘Polar Bear Hunt’. It was terrific. They played the cello and the violin and we joined in with the story. They were very impressed with our knowledge of Polar regions and our massive enthusiasm for learning. What a great way to round off our topic this half term.

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