Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School celebrated the Year of the Rat with authentic and traditional activities including noodle tasting and language learning.
In January we hosted a Chinese New Year Play Date. Reception set up a pop-up Chinese restaurant and the children enjoyed playing the waiter, diner and chef.
Little boys and girls made cupcake case dragons and together made a giant dragon head to dance around in. One of our wonderful families from higher up the school shared their knowledge and expertise and brought a presentation to us on Chinese New Year!
Kirk from Form 4, together with his mum and dad, transformed the classroom into a bright and beautiful display of red and gold! Kirk translated Chinese to the children, welcoming to the Play Date and shared with them traditions using finger puppets and a food tasting of yummy noodles and sticky rice cakes.
Each child went home with a balloon and a red wallet with pretend money and a recipe inside.
Reception joined Forms 1 and 2 as they celebrated Chinese New Year with a Chinese lesson with Miffy from Leap Into Languages. Videos from the session are available to view on our Facebook page. Forms 1 and 2 were then put into smaller groups to work on writing their name in Chinese!