We will be learning about Chinese New Year this week. One of our parents, Wei, has kindly offered to come in over a few afternoons and has organised some fun and informative activities for the children. Wei has already been into school and has told the children all about the story behind Chinese New Year. The class then made a large Chinese Zodiac display.
So, this coming week, children will be making lanterns, learning to write some Chinese characters, helping to decorate the class, making dragons and also making, cooking and tasting pork dumplings.
Thank you Wei!
Other events this week:
Tuesday – drumming
Thursday and Friday – PE as usual.
Homework this week:
Reading – we will continue with our ORT books but there will also be an additional ‘Reading for Information’ task sent home. This is a sheet about the ‘Year of the Monkey‘. Please assist your child as necessary.
Spelling/handwriting – this week the sound focus is ‘ew‘.
Numeracy – Two tasks to try!
- Sumdog Challenge – ‘P2 Round Up Challenge’ This covers a variety of themes covered so far. 100 points to collect.
- ‘Chinese Dragon Maths Game‘ – search for ‘Top Marks Chinese New Year‘ online. Scroll down to the box titled ‘Chinese New Year Activities’. At the top, you should see the dragon game. Have a play with sequencing and ordering. Choose a level you feel confident with. This site has lots of other exciting ideas on it if you are interested in finding out more about the Chinese New Year.
**Remember that school breaks up for ‘The February Week’ this Friday and collect children at 12:15pm on Friday as normal. **
Thanks in advance,