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Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐 (Xīn nián kuài lè)

With Chinese New Year fast approaching, the children in Nursery have fully encompassed popular Chinese traditions and festivities.

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We first explored the traditional story, ‘The Great Race: The Origin of the Chinese Zodiac’ and discussed all of the animals that participated in the race. We learnt the Makaton actions for each animal, which helped us to embed the name of each one, and created our own animal masks.

With our masks, we then acted out the story which helped us to develop our confidence, self-awareness and communication and language skills. As we transformed into the characters from the story, we thought about how we could use intonation to suit the voice of the character we were acting out. For the snake, we tried to create a soft voice; whilst for the tiger, we used a deep, growly voice.

To develop our coordination, gross motor skills and awareness of music, we have enjoyed listening to Chinese music and have responded to it with rhythmical movements. We have continued to develop our understanding of the importance of turn-taking as we took turns to dance a Chinese dragon around the dance studio; the remaining children created music with a selection of musical instruments.

We have also developed our creative skills as we explored Chinese characters and created beautiful paintings to represent Chinese numbers and greetings. Next week, we look forward to dressing up in traditional Chinese clothing and participating in more dragon dancing. We cannot wait!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, prosperous Chinese New Year!

By Lindsey Wilson

Nursery Class Teacher


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5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road
Chaoyang District

The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun
Early Years Campus

5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road
Chaoyang District
100027, China

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