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Chinese New Year

Gung Hei Fat Choy

2020 The Year Of The Rat

 

 

The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year and taking part in celebrations at nursery. The children chopped up vegetables to make Chinese vegetable stir fry and ate it using chopsticks for snack, along with prawn crackers, spring rolls and prawn toast! The children developed their hand eye coordination skills, cutting and joining techniques while making lanterns for the role-play restaurant.
In the Chinese restaurant children ordered food, made deliveries, took orders over the phone, cooked and served up meals for their friends. Some enjoyed browsing through Chinese cookbooks and Chinese newspapers. George loved being a waiter in his smart uniform and even made up a song about the Chinese recipe book which we all joined in singing!
The children love dressing up in traditional clothes.They used scarves to dance like dragons and snakes in the hall with Mrs Neil. It was exciting to be part of a dragon procession and play the drums and cymbals loudly as an accompaniment! The children listened to the story of Chinese New Year; they talked about the story of the animals race and how the tricky rat climbed on the ox' head to cross the river first. The children replicated the race with animals in the water play. Some children make models of Chinese dragons and a dragon's home out of blocks, Lego, play dough and Mobilo construction kits.
The children made red lucky envelopes, writing their names in gold: they took their envelopes home with chocolate coins inside to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

The children dressed up in their own clothes in the lucky colours of red, gold and yellow. Click on the subpages below to see the photos of the role play restaurant and making lanterns. Families who went to the Liverpool Chinese New Year celebrations emailed photos for us to look at together on the Cleverboard.

We have learnt a Chinese New Year song with actions. Click on the link below to sing along with your child!

Morning Nursery Singing Happy New Year

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Afternoon Children Singing Happy New Year

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