This term we have created links with a school in Guangzhou, China.
Currently our school council is planning a ‘culture box’ to share with the school and they have already sent us videos of their box, which is on it’s way to us!
To reinforce these links we will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Wednesday 6th February, which is a day after the official Chinese New Year on Tuesday 5th.
We will be taking part in traditional crafts such as making Chinese New Year cards, creating paper dragons and learning about the myths and legends which are part of the Chinese Culture. The children will have the chance to cook traditional foods such as rice, noodles and vegetables.
We will also have a slightly different lunch that day of Sweet and Sour Chicken with Sticky Rice Balls (made by Class 4!) for pudding. If your child doesn’t normally have school lunch on this day they are welcome to opt in – just speak to Dee in the office.
To support us with this, and to share their own culture and language we are also welcoming Chinese students from Austin Friars School in Carlisle.
This will be a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn about the languages in China as well as their culture and traditions.