Chinese New Year

This week we have learned all about the traditions involved with CNY. We learned that this year is the year of the dog. We watched the Chinese Story ‘The Great Race’ which determines which animal the year will be named after. Most of the Reception children were born in the year of the horse or the year of the snake.

We had a try at using chopsticks to pick up noodles, we created an amazing dragon, we had a dragon dance, we wrote our names in Chinese writing (thank you SO much to Albert’s Dad who translated all of our names for us), and had a Chinese Banquet. Here are a few pictures to showcase what we have been up to!

Lewie felt it was very important that the banquet was a ticketed event only. He made Miss Prescott stop the entire class to announce he would be bringing tickets around during the day. He made 32 tickets and handed them out, telling the children not to lose them. He then went on the door and made the children hand in their ticket, else they weren’t getting in! Haha!

And here’s our feast. We tried prawn crackers, spring rolls, sweet and sour sauce and fortune cookies.

We did a dragon dance for our Nursery friends, too!

Hope you all have a fantastic half term, Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Miss Prescott :o)

Showing off again!

It’s becoming a bit of a habit, I know, but Miss Baldwin, Mr Lomax and I were so proud of Reception Rosen today, working independently to find their number bonds to 10. Big pat on the back to you all, you make us proud every single day!

Miss Prescott :o)

Gruffalo Hunt!

Today we went on a Gruffalo Hunt. We bumped into some familiar faces along the way. We used clues from the book to help us find the fox in his underground house, the snake in his log pile house and the owl in his treetop house. The children described the Gruffalo to each character to scare them away.

Miss Prescott :o)