We have be exploring the celebrations surround the Chinese New Year and the Chinese zodiac. This morning 'Zoolab' visited with some animals, (unfortunately the 'dragon' was a bit bad tempered today and so was unable to visit) and talked about the traditional story surrounding the animals on the Chinese Zodiac - which animals made it onto the calendar - and some that did not. If you are not familiar with this story, please take a look at our display.
The children enjoyed the experience of meeting a snake, rat, rabbit, toad, snail, and cockroach and were very brave in choosing which ones they wanted to stroke! Do have a look at the pictures.....
After zoolab, we coloured in our own river and displayed the animals in the order that they won the swimming race! Some of the children attempted writing numbers so we could remember their order, and others remembered their favourite part of the story.
We will be following this theme throughout the week, watching lion dancing, making our own dragons, lanterns and much more!
What an exciting start to the term!!!