Today at Cart Mill we have been learning about Chinese culture and traditions as tomorrow is Chinese new year! 2019 is the year of ‘The Pig’ and the children have been making red envelopes or ‘Hongbao’; a Chinese tradition where money is given to children as new year gifts.
This gave the children a great chance to practise their mark making and folding techniques and build their fine motor skills.
“I have to fold it like a triangle. “
“Mine is going to have chocolate coins in it.”
“I want to give mine to my mummy.”
“I’m going to write my name on mine.”
“I want to put pennies in it.”
Happy Chinese New Year!
As part of our Scottish activities, the children have been reading The Teegar that Cam for his Tea – the Scots version of The Tiger that Came to Tea. The children decided they wanted to make a shopping list of the teegar’s favourite foods as they have been learning all about Scottish food. We had lots of fun discussing the story and practicing our mark making.
“The tiger likes yellow bananas!”
“I’m drawing the tiger buying chocolate cake!”
“He needs healthy food like apples!”
“The tiger eats scones and milk.”
“Tattie scones and fruit!”
We had great fun in the numeracy area with lots of Christmas themed counting experiences to explore!
We looked at the numbers on the baubles and decorated the tree sequencing the numbers in the right order. We started with 0 and ordered them up to 12.
We explored using loose parts to decorate the trees and counted how many decorations we had used.
Lastly we were developing our fine motor skills by making snowmen.We had to use the tweezers to pick up the cotton balls. and put them into the bottles.
When it was full, the bottle turned white to make it look like snow!