We have celebrated the Chinese New Year in Reception by making our own fortune cookies. The children have been learning how these can contain a message inside that help us to celebrate the Chinese New Year period. We have also been re-telling the story of the animal race that led to the naming of each Chinese New Year.
This has been linked in with our maths work as we have focussed on number ordering, and what it means to be first, second, third etc. This counting theme has continued as the Reception children have also been learning how to count from one to ten in Mandarin! Finally we have been extremely decorative around Reception, making a Chinese dragon and some props for our Chinese ribbon dance.