Kung Hei Fat Choy

As part of the Early Year’s Curriculum the children learn about other cultures and traditions to realise that not everyone is the same as them.  We are having a great week learning about Chinese New Year. I hope that the children have been telling you about it all but if not you could ask them:

How do they prepare for Chinese New Year? (clean their houses).

How to Chinese people celebrate? (new clothes, special food, parades, fireworks and firecrackers, giving gifts including money in red envelopes)

Which colour brings good luck? (red)

How did the Emperor decide which animal to name the New Year after ? (a swimming race)

What animal is this New Year named after? (the dog)

The role play area has been very popular this week with preparation and serving of food in the restaurant and for the take away customers.

And the children really enjoyed all eating their Chinese Banquet in the classroom today.  The food was delicious; we bought it from the New Sunrise Restaurant on Kettering Road and they gave us a generous discount so if you are thinking about having a Chinese Meal then please do support them and let them know that your child had our meal!

4 thoughts on “Kung Hei Fat Choy

  1. Looks great! Thank you for arranging. Harriet really enjoyed this. She was keen to tell me what she’d learnt and remembered . She has been repeating ‘Kung Hei Fat Choy’ most of the afternoon/evening.

  2. Joseph M has had a great week too. He’s talked a lot about chinese new year (more than any other subject you’ve been learning.

  3. Thanks so much for visiting the blog and writing a comment as we never know if anyone looks! I am so pleased Harriet enjoyed her learning about Chinese New Year, we had a busy and exciting week. Our next topic is Space, we also have World book day and we will be having an exciting visit from Adam Guillian- a storyteller so watch out for more pictures/video’s on the blog.

  4. We regularly check the blog, it’s nice to know what Darcie has been up to, as “Chinese New year stuff” or ” I dunno” isn’t very descriptive. And as we don’t use Twitter I don’t get to see what she’s on there.

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