We all enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year. We made dragon stick puppets and dragon pictures using 2d shapes. We used Chinese willow patterns to decorate our lanterns. Through stories we learned why the dragon chases the pearl. We sampled a range of Chinese food.
We celebrated Chinese New Year a little bit early with some lovely food prepared by our cooks. We had the choice of noodles, spring rolls, rice, beans and Chinese curry sauce. We also got a fortune cookie each, mine said “You won’t have extra work.” I hope it’s not true because I love extra work.
By Bradley in Year 3
Reception class have been learning about Judaism. We looked at the religious festival called ‘Hanukkah’ also known as ‘the festival of lights’. The children made their own menorah out of modelling clay, making sure they had nine branches. They also coloured their own menorah and added shiny flames onto each branch.
Some children had fun playing a Jewish game with the dreidel and others decorated ‘Happy Hanukkah’ cards making repeating patterns.
In year 3 we have been learning about synagogues and what they do in a synagogue. We drew some pictures of the outside of a synagogue and stuck them in the back of our book. We did some posters on Friday of things to make people come to our imaginary synagogue.