Celebrating Our World

Celebrating Our World

We will be celebrating Chinese New Year with the children in the week commencing February 1st 2022.

  Chinese new year is a time that we explore a range of traditions, such as foods, dancing, music and creativity. We learn about the Chinese culture and how traditions are celebrated. The children are encouraged to engage in tasks that allow them the opportunity to learn about those around them, from reading traditional tales.

 

This year is the year of the Tiger, which coincides beautifully with our Spring term topic, of Amazing animals. The tiger is known as the king of all beats in China. The Zodiac sign tiger resembles; strength and braveness, again working in theme with our Pixie Values. The children will have available recourses in their learning environments to explore and expand their learning of what Chinese new year is, and what it means to those around them and our Chinese community. The children at Pixies will be exploring traditional Chinese clothing, exploring traditional Chinese utensils during tuff spot tasks, offering the children further opportunities to explore tastes and experiences that are celebrated in China. We venture out into our community, and enjoy buying fresh local produce from our local Chinese supermarket, ready to return to Pixies to create our own Chinese New Year feast.

 
 
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This week the children have been engaging in a range of activities to support their understanding of Chinese New Year and why and how we celebrate it at Pixies.
The children have engaged in a variety of learning opportunities over the past few weeks:
-Sensory play, exploring rice, following traditional colours from China (Red, Yellow and Gold).
-Exploring Chinese printed cutlery, and handling chop sticks, exploring with these through sensory and role play experiences.
-Chinese New year feast, the children have enjoyed trying new foods and flavours, of traditional foods that are cooked in China.
-Visits in our community, to say Hello and happy new year to our Chinese community in the local Chinese shop.
-Exploring traditional clothing of outfits worn during celebrations.
-Listening and dancing to Chinese music.
-We have listened to stories around Chinese New Year, and looked at photographs of children all over the world, to support us in understanding how we are all unique and wonderful.
-Baked traditional Chinese cookies that are called “Nian Gao”.
What a wonderful week we have all had! Happy Chinese New Year everyone! 🧧