Wrens have been busy making Chinese crafts, and participating in celebrations to ring in the year of the pig.
We came to school dressed in something red, as this in Chinese culture means good luck. The golden colour symbolises wealth and also happiness.
We found out that people who celebrate Chinese New Year, decorate their homes, with red and gold decorations, so here we are making Chinese lanterns and candle holders. We also made money packets, but the significance of red envelopes is the red paper, not the money inside. Wrapping lucky money in red envelopes is expected to bestow more happiness and blessings on the receivers. Hence, it is impolite to open a red envelope in front of the person who gives it to you.
We have also been learning how to write in Chinese too.
After all this work, we decided it was time to try some Chinese food. We sat in our restaurant, listening to lovely Chinese music, and some of us had a go at using chopsticks!
We learnt all about the Chinese Zodiac, and how the twelve animals were chosen. We then had our very own race, but we ran. We thought it was a safer option!
We all found out which Chinese Zodiac sign we were too!
We finished our celebrations off with a dragon dance. (Not Zog, we gave him a day off!!)
Happy Chinese New Year everyone, love Wrens x
Our trip to Totley farm had arrived, and we were all so excited just to be on the coach.
We went to act out the Christmas story, and as soon as we got there we were put into our costumes.
We all helped to re-tell the Christmas story, and sang some Christmas songs too.
We even got to ride on the donkey, just like Mary did.
We held the baby lambs, and then we went to meet Father Christmas. Exciting times!
Wow! This was our first time visiting Totley Farm, and it was fabulous! We absolutely loved it, and everyone was keen to participate. We were so confident in our new surroundings.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Our local Librarian needed our help.
She wanted us to make some Christmas decorations, which would go on the front window of the library.
We were definitely keen to help her out.
Mrs Marriott went to have a look at the window once it had been decorated. It looks great, and we were happy to help out.
Well the day had arrived and we were so ready!
We had put lots of hard work into learning our little songs and dances, all we needed now was the confidence to perform.
We learnt songs about our bodies and performed them for our parents/carers. We were amazing!
Everyone was so proud of us. Look at us in action…
On Friday, we all came to school dressed in spotty or Pudsey Bear clothing to support ‘Children in Need’.
We looked great!
We also made our biscuits look spotty, designed a new bandana for Pudsey, and coloured him in too.
At playtime, we went and bought some buns and biscuits, which were kindly donated by parents and carers.
A big thank you to everyone for supporting our school. We raised £295.