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Chinese New Year

We have explored the Chinese New Year celebrations in the latter part of this final week of term 3.  The artifacts from Mrs Lucas' trip to China in 2008 were examined and we enjoyed making our own stir fry and eating it with chop sticks..... A big thank you to Mrs Tatham for showing us how to scribe (and pronounce) numbers one to five and for the special red envelopes with 'money' inside.....


We enjoyed the story of the Great Race and how the Jade Emperor used this to decide which animals to name the years after.  We felt sorry for the cat, but the story certainly helped with our understanding of ordinal numbers! We know this is the year of the monkey and also found out what years we were born in.  


After seeing a dragon and lion dance performed we thought we would have a go ourselves.  


We made the dragon head and found some bright, shiny, see-through material that was perfect for the dragon body.  Add a few pom poms and we were all set up.  Walking one behind the other is tricky enough, but we did it waving pom poms with material over our heads.  


Placing one hand on the person in fronts shoulder, we paraded around the school hall.  We were so marvellous that Mrs Comber asked if we wanted to show the older children our dance at morning break time.  Of course we rose to the challenge.  Check out the video of Foundation Class performing their dragon dance at the bottom of this page after the photos.


Chinese Dragon Dance EYFS style

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