The Chinese New Year – The Year of the Dog

The Reception children have had a great time celebrating the Chinese New Year.  This year it is The Year of the Dog.  The children made lanterns, mini dragons and fans and they worked together to make a wonderful big dragon.  They took the dragon they had made for a dance around the playground, banging their drums and clashing their cymbals.  ​The children discovered lots of different vegetables and enjoyed chopping them up to make a beautiful Chinese noodle soup.  Everyone tried the soup and some children had seconds, and even third helpings. The children had a wonderful time and were able to find out lots about how the New Year is celebrated in China. Happy New Year – or, as they say in China, Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Read on Wednesdays

It was a pleasure to welcome so many parents to our first Read on Wednesday session this week.  The children very much enjoyed having visitors to share their reading with.  As well as some parents, we were joined by some of our Year 5 children.  Read on Wednesday will take place every Wednesday morning from 8.45am until 9.15am.  Please come and join us if you can.