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Last weekend witnessed global celebrations of the beginning of Chinese New Year.

4E have been preparing for this for the past couple of weeks. In Maths and DT they have made lanterns to decorate the corridor. To do this, they had to measure wood accurately and use their knowledge of 3D shape, as well as area and perimeter, to manufacture their lanterns.

They also completed research to design and evaluate their decorative panels, which show the animals of the Chinese Zodiac and the monkey in particular as 2016 is the ‘Year of the Monkey’.

On Monday, Richard’s parents visited class. Richard’s mum gave an interesting explanation of Chinese foods associated with the festival. The class then had the change to practice their dumpling making skills, rolling modeling clay and folding it in lieu of dough.

Did you know?

Dumplings are doubly auspicious! Their shape is similar to the ingots of gold only the very rich had in days gone by; they wish you a prosperous year ahead!  The exciting fillings remind us of all the good-luck and blessings which can fill our lives.

Finally, 4E were treated to sweet dumplings, which they all agreed were amazing!

Many thanks to Richard’s parents for taking the time to share with us.

 We would like to wish you all: “Kung Hei Fat Choi”

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