Hill of Banchory

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Chinese New Year


The children have explored the fascinating details of the Chinese culture through celebrations to mark Chinese New Year. We watched a short film about this important time in China and went on to create an interest table and this has attracted lots of interaction.

Izzy and Isla wanted to tell everyone “ 2019, it is the year of the Pig “ so they copied the words to make a sign for the table.


The craft tables were also inundated with children keen to be involved in making well known Chinese celebratory items including lanterns and dancing dragons.

We created our lanterns by practicing our scissor control on folded paper.

Our dancing dragons needed strong fingers to make small folds backwards and forwards in strips of paper to create the bending body and more scissor control to cut out colourful head shapes.

Chinese families take part in lots of feasts to celebrate, so for our snack we had lots of fun substituting tweezers for chopsticks to pick up noodles and prawn crackers. Great finger exercises!!

“ Happy New Year” for 2019, Year of the pig 🐖




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