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Year 2 Chinese New Year

What an amazing start to the Year 2 Chinese New Year celebrations! We impressed our visitor with a lot of our expert knowledge already - Chinese New Year starts on Monday 8th February and 2016 is the year of the Monkey. We were taught that red is the colour of bravery and green means friendship. It was brilliant to see the lion and dragon head-dresses and we learnt that the longer the tail the more luck the Chinese believe they will have for the new year. Our dance skills were superb as we learnt to shuffle, bow, karate freeze and change our height as we moved around in a circle. We treated the props we used with respect. The decorative parasols and fans were incredibly delicate. Our day continued with retelling the Chinese New Year story, creating colourful monkey masks and completing a fun wordsearch.