Information and Reminders
January and February are usually the coldest months of the year in Shanghai. Please make sure your child comes to school every day wearing the correct Early Years winter uniform, and with appropriate layers to equip them for the playground.
Sunday 22nd January - Chinese New Year Temple Fair
Monday 23rd – Thursday 26th January – Chinese New Year Celebration Week
Thursday 26th January – Chinese New Year Dress-Up Day
Friday 27th January – School closed for Chinese New Year holiday
Monday 6th February – First day of school
Wednesday 15th February – Early Years and Primary Coffee Morning, 9am to 10.30am
Thursday 2nd March – Reception Stay and Play
Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare week
Overview of Learning
During the run up to Chinese New Year, the children will be finding out about different celebrations. They will learn all about the different traditions and the history of Chinese New Year. There will be lots of opportunities to develop their art and design skills with the exciting creative activities they will be taking part in. On Wednesday we will be having a Chinese Cultural Day, where the Mandarin teachers have planned some engaging learning opportunities, including making their own dumplings. We finish the week off on Thursday with a dress up day, where the children can come into school in traditional Chinese clothes or wearing something red. What a fantastic way to end a short but exciting half term.