Wow! What an amazing opportunity we had today with Katherine.
She taught us all about why Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year and showed us lots of exciting and vibrant artefacts such as: a beautiful parasol, a delicate fan and best of all the most fantastic, colourful lion and dragon headdresses!
Katherine explained that this year is the year of the goat/sheep and she explained why there isn't a year named after the cat. Can you tell your adult?
We listened to some gentle Chinese music and learnt how to do a traditional Chinese dance. Year 1 learned a Lion and Dragon dance and Year 2 performed a Peacock dance.
Every child enjoyed themselves and were eager to continue their learning with Chinese New Year follow up activities in their own classrooms.