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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year took place on Wednesday 6th February 2019 and we spent a full week in school celebrating and learning about the annual event! Our curriculum focus during this week was PSHE and DT and the children had great fun learning about the Chinese culture.

Take a look below to see what each year group got up to!


In Nursery, the children really enjoyed making lanterns and decorating them.  They practised their fine motor skills by using chopsticks to pick up noodles. The children found out which animal they were born in, depending on the year.


Year 1

In Year 1, we made dragons and we designed the face and tail.  We tried very hard to copy the Chinese symbols to write our names in Chinese and we wrote sentences explaining how Chinese New Year is celebrated.




In Reception, the children tried very hard to copy the Chinese symbols to write 'Kung Hei Fat Choy' which means Happy New Year.  The children looked at the Chinese symbols to show numbers and they used chopsticks to pick up the pom poms and they put a certain amount of pom poms in each container.

Year 2

In Year 2, the children made a Chinese drum and they used them in PE when they practised a special dance.  The children completed word problems based on the animals from the Chinese Zodiac story.