Happy Chinese New Year!
This year we celebrate the year of the ox.
If we were all at school today we would be taking time out of our normal lessons to spend time learning about, and celebrating, Chinese new year. We would be trying out Chinese food and challenging ourselves to eat with chopsticks, making red envelopes, lanterns, model dragons and performing the traditional lion dance. Just because we are learning remotely though, doesn't mean we can't have a go at a few or all of these activities.
For today's home learning activities, I am going to post several ideas for learning about and celebrating Chinese new year on this page. Take your pick! You can do as many as you like. Whatever you choose to do though, have lots of fun and I'd love to see some photos of what you get up to. Don't forget to tune into our Google Classroom meet live at 1.05pm where I will be reading the story of the famous race to you all.
I recommend that before you begin any activities, you watch the video below to find out what Chinese new year is and why people celebrate it. The video follows a little girl called Abbie, and her brother, as they prepare for Chinese new year. They will tell you all about what happens and why.