Chinese New Year 2020

新年快樂

xīn nián kuài lè

On Thursday 23rd January, we had a house enrichment day to celebrate Chinese New Year. We started off the morning with a whole school assembly to listen to the story of the Chinese New Year and understand why Chinese New Year is celebrated at a different time.

After the children spent the day working in their houses. Each house had a different focus:

  • Aardman house learnt about Chinese Dragons. They watched dragon dances, researched the symbolic meaning of the dragons and created their own masks.
  • Edward Colston house learnt about Chinese New Year traditions. They carried out research, created decorations, watched fireworks displays and made red envelopes to give to others.
  • W.G Grace house learnt about the Zodiac years. They created zodiac calendars, researched the animal for their birthday and created animal art.
  • Carol Vorderman  house learnt about the country of China. They researched and presented facts on China, exploring the landscape, famous landmarks, animals and Chinese art.  
  • Florence Nightingale house learnt about the Chinese language. They researched the Chinese culture, learn songs and phrases and created Chinese character art.

It was a fantastic to see the children working together and supporting each other as a team.  At the end of the day, each house shared their learning to the school.

Here’s just a snapshot of some of our learning.