Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster

This week we have all been learning about Chinese New Year and taking part in a range of activities. This all came together in assembly on Friday when we had a whole school celebration.

We learnt how families prepare for the New Year celebrations – how they clean the house to sweep away bad luck, wear lovely clothes, eat special food and listen to music. We also watched a film of a Dragon Dance and next year we’re going to try this out for ourselves. We each had a lucky envelope and 10 lucky pupils won 5 team points for their school team. We set up our own Redwood Park musical group with representatives from each year group. They learnt about Chinese music and then performed in assembly. They were superb. We had a yummy Chinese style feast and then we finished off by setting off our own version of firecrackers (party cannons).