Year 2 Lanterns
Year 5 worked as a class to design and create a dragon which is now proudly displayed in the the school reception area.
KS1 and KS2 After School Art Club
Infant and junior after school art club were inspired by the Chinese New Year celebrations in school. They made lanterns, dragons and designed their own rats to celebrate the year of the rat.
Year 4 were inspired by the 15th day of the Chinese New Year celebrations- the lantern festival. They assembled their lanterns independently and each lantern was personalised.
Year 3 and 4 made good luck charms to hang in their houses. They used red card as this symbolises good luck. The children had an opportunity to use their newly learnt calligraphy skills again.
Year 3 & 4 Origami and Calligraphy Workshop
Chinese New Year Assembly
Our assembly today was delivered by our visitor Lip Lee. He taught us how to say hello, goodbye and Happy New Year in Chinese ‘ Kung Hei Fat Choy’. He taught us about Chinese New Year customs such as passing of the red envelops. Did you know it is considered bad manners to receive a red envelope using one hand? Instead you should use both hands and bow your head. He provided us with lots of demonstrations to keep us entertained in our assembly such as using origami to make a rabbit, a fish and a basket. He also demonstrated dancing using red fans fans and ribbons. A few of us even joined in!
Year 1 & 2 Chinese Dancing
After taking part in the dragon parade, Year 1 and 2 children worked in partners to learn a new Chinese dance routine. The children then performed their dance to a small audience.
Reception Chinese Dragon Dance
This morning Reception took part in a dragon parade in the school hall. We all had a turn trying on the dragon mask and moved around the hall like a dragon. We then learnt a dance routine and performed a Chinese dance in small groups using umbrellas.