In our last week before half term the children learnt about two cultural celebrations. Valentine’s Day; to celebrate the people you love. Chinese New Year; to celebrate the start of the traditional lunisolar calendar in China.
The children learnt how to use chop sticks in a really interactive tuff tray full of Chinese noddles.
We taught the children all about the traditions of a Chinese New Year. What the dragon represented, why they light lanterns and the fire works display. We also learnt that this year was the year of the dog. They created some amazing dragons, Chinese hats and pictures of fire works.
For Valentine’s day the children made their parents a Valentine card as well as some very yummy Valentine biscuits.
In science we have been teaching the children about electric circuits and where in our house we might find them. The children also got inventive with our robot and started programming the robot to negotiated more complicated routes around objects, like themselves!
Max’s dad paid us a visit and read a wonderful book from Max’s home.
The children also took a trip to the library to get some books on the topics they are finding interesting as well as some new stories to read at story time.
Have a great half term.