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)
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!