Kung Hei Fat Choy!
Little Cypress has been a sea of red and gold this week as we continue to learn about and celebrate Chinese New Year. Kung Hei Fat Choy means Happy New Year and we have been remembering so much about the Lunar New Year, the celebrations and the myths and legends behind this colourful festival. Our tuff-trays this week were full of red and gold Chinese New Year artefacts for us to explore.
This week we have painted some beautiful cherry blossom pictures. Cherry blossoms, also known as Sakura trees, are a sign of Spring and are therefore signify a fresh start and a prosperous New Year. We looked closely at Cherry blossoms and the resulting observational paintings were incredible.
We re-enacted the Great Race of the twelve animals and were brilliant at remembering the order the animals came in, whilst developing our number and language skills, as well as turn taking and working as a group. We also pretended we were in a Chinese takeaway and served up some delicious noodles to our customers.
Thursday was very exciting as we made and ate our own vegetable stir-fry. We all tried to use the chopsticks to pick up the noodles and the adults were very impressed at how skilful so many of the children were in using them!
In addition to our Chinese New Year learning, we have also been thinking about the people we love ahead of Valentine’s Day. We talked about our friends and family whom we love and love us. Nursery have been creating wonderful transient art pictures for their Valentine cards and Rainbows have been printing with red and pink to create theirs.
Makaton Sign of the Week
As usual, we have learned a new Makaton sign this week. Fitting in beautifully with our Chinese New Year theme, this week’s word is lucky. Click here see how to sign ‘lucky’.
We hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday!
Miss Chapman and the Little Cypress Team.