At Children's House we follow the seasons, rhythms and festivals of the year.
Over the past two weeks we have explored and celebrated Lunar New Year in school.
Children looked at some beautiful images and artefacts from family celebrations of Lunar New Year from around the world. They talked about what they could see and asked questions to gather information.
Some children made their own traditional money wallets, problem solving and talking about their designs. A group shopped for, prepared and cooked stir fry. They then shared it with others. At story time some children explored the story of the animals of the zodiac, using books, songs and props to support their learning. In the garden children listened to music and responded, dancing with ribbons and scarves and a dragon which they had created themselves!
A small group of families and staff travelled on the underground to China Town. They explored the sights and enjoyed sharing some food. The reported back on the beautiful red lanterns, interesting smells, tastes and sounds they experienced.
Have you ever been to China Town?
It is not too far on the underground to Tottenham Court Road (Central Line) or Embankment (District Line).
Chinese dragon, Chinese dragon, breathing fire, breathing fire.
Happy, happy new year, happy, happy new year.
Kung hei fat choy, kung hei fat choy
Lunar New Year 2023
The blog is updated regularly with a range of learning from across our wonderful school. All the rich learning experiences the children have been involved in will be in their Special Books so please do borrow those regularly.