Today Holly children enjoyed finding out all about Chinese New Year. We turned the role-play area into a Chinese Restaurant and decorated it traditionally. The children enjoyed handling food products such as rice, noodles and prawn crackers in their imaginary play. We listened to the Chinese New Year story about the animals and used stick puppets to act out the story and watched a video clip all about how Chinese families celebrate this yearly celebration. A range of Chinese artefacts were kindly brought in by Mrs Horton and shared with the children. We enjoyed making a range of Chinese crafts such as lanterns, cards, pigs to celebrate the year of the pig, dragons and money envelopes but the most popular activity seemed to be the sampling of delicious Chinese food! The children enjoyed sampling spring rolls, egg fried rice, noodles and prawn crackers.
The topic for this term is 'Paws, claws and whiskers.'
Thank you for allowing the children to share their pet photographs with the class.
During this term, we will be finding out about different types of animals including mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles. We will researching food chains, whether animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores and how animals protect themselves. We will also be learning about animal babies and offspring.
Animal fur and skin will be the inspiration for art based work. The children will also be designing and creating their own junk model animals.