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Thursday 11th February

Good afternoon everyone,

Have you been singing the phonics song at home? The lyrics are on yesterday’s blog if you didn’t see. Shazna is on the blog today talking about bridges, did anyone at home make a bridge for Billy Goat Gruff? We would love to see it.

Today we had the third session of Early Words Together, everyone enjoyed it and worked hard. If you are interested in learning new ways to support your child’s literacy do sign up for our next course.

There was lots of excitement in nursery today, children put the finishing touches to their dragon heads, made a money wallet if they hadn’t done it already and enjoyed a tactile experience with noodles and chopsticks. The children in red class also made their own dragon puppets.

Here is a fun sensory experience to try at home, cook some noodles, serve them onto a large tray and if you have chopsticks let your child have a go at transferring the noodles into bowls. The children really enjoyed learning how to use chopsticks. Chopsticks, are a pair of small even-length tapered sticks and are the traditional eating utensils of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam as well as Thailand, where they are now restricted to just soup and noodles since the introduction of Western utensils by King Rama V in the 19th century.

 Chopsticks are commonly made of wood, bamboo, metal, bone, ivory, and in modern times, plastic as well. It was believed that silver chopsticks were used in Chinese royal palace to detect poison in the royalty's meals.

Tomorrow we are going to have an end of half term party to celebrate the Chinese New Year which starts tomorrow. Children do not need to wear school uniform and can dress in something red.

Why not join in at home, put on red clothes, make a picnic and enjoy welcoming in the Chinese New Year.

We also have a live zoom session with Shazna tomorrow she will be singing the Chinese New Year song posted on Monday’s blog.

Have a lovely evening ,stay warm and do listen to the story of the Chinese Zodiac below.

Fun with chopsticks

Children in the ground floor class add the finishing touches to their dragon's head ready for the dance tomorrow

Red class make their dragons...

Making the traditional Chinese Money Pockets

Learn about bridges with Shazna

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Did you make a bridge at home for the Billy Goats Gruff?