Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Chinese New Year!In Kindergarten, we have been busy learning all about Chinese New Year with a fun filled week.  We found out that it is a very important celebration in the Chinese calendar and had a great time celebrating it.  The children were excited about Mrs Wong, one of our Kindergarten assistants, talking to them about how her family celebrates the Chinese New Year.  The children all enjoyed trying Chinese food; prawn crackers, rice, chow mein and spring rolls.  Some of the children were dressed in traditional Chinese clothes, which were beautifully decorated.  The Kindergarten was decorated with traditional red lanterns, did you know red is considered a lucky colour in China?

The Chinese celebrations did not stop at the Kindergarten, our Reception  Reception pupils with a Chinese dragon.classes used colourful paper to create an amazing dancing dragon, which they then used to in a dance during their PE lesson.

Even our youngest visitors to Bourne Abbey took part in this traditional event.  Our P.E.E.P. (Peers Early Education Partnership) group, which meets every Friday morning at 9:00 - 11:00am during term time, joined in with the Gung Hay Fat Choy traditional song, tasted Chinese food and made wonderful monkey masks with paper plates and tissue paper!