Blog 8.2.19

Kung hei fat choi!

Starfish class have had a fabulous week celebrating Chinese New Year – 2019 the year of the pig.  We heard the story of how the Chinese Emperor chose the order of the animals for each year.  We have retold the story using stick puppets, used paint to make the animal’s footprints and put water in the tuff tray for the river.

Our Rainbow Challenges this week have all been linked to Chinese New Year too.  In the playdough area we needed to roll the dough to make noodles or make a model of a pig.  In the writing area we made Chinese New Year cards and outside we did some Chinese writing.  Our maths challenge was to find or order some numbers in Chinese then work out what the missing number was. We mixed paints to make pink and then made handprint pigs for our creative challenge and our funky fingers challenge was to pick up some wool noodles using chopsticks.  Lots of children completed all their Rainbow Challenges and Gold Challenge this week!

Our role play area was turned into a Chinese restaurant (thank you Mrs Cotton!) which we have absolutely loved!  At the beginning of the week we made some Chinese themed playdough – red with gold glitter! Later on in the week we did some Chinese dragon dancing, made some lanterns, tasted some Chinese food and even recreated our own Great Wall of China at beach school.

This week we have also been learning how to stay safe on the internet as part of Safer Internet Day, learnt about pattern and symmetry and practised our cutting skills.