Chinese New Year

February saw the arrival of Chinese New Year.  The children learnt about what Chinese New Year is and about Chinese traditions.  We learnt to say ‘Happy New Year’ in mandarin and the children were so engaged with this, we learnt more mandarin words.

We took part in Arts Week where we showcased the Chinese crafts we had made – including Chinese lanterns and drums.  We learnt a dance to Chinese music and performed this in front of a large audience.  We were  all very brave!

We explored many elements of China but our biggest focus was on Chinese food.  We tasted different dishes and talked about our likes and dislikes.

After this, we explored ‘instruction writing’.  We talked about the purpose of recipes and came up with our own in groups for a Chinese stir fry.

It was fantastic to explore another culture and push our boundaries.  We cannot wait to see what the next half term brings!

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