Crackley Celebrates Chinese New Year
Crackley Hall School has been marking Chinese New Year this week with pupils exploring Chinese culture by taking part in a variety of activities and lessons.
Across the school pupils have been discussing Chinese New Year, what the Chinese do to prepare, how they celebrate, why the Chinese are so fond of the colour red and which zodiac animal year is coming up. They have loved sharing in the celebration and have produced stunning work in school and at home.
The Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days so the celebrations will continue after half term with Mandarin teacher, Mrs Huang. Key Stage 1 pupils will have the option of playing zodiac animal martial art, drawing a cute cow/ox and learning a Chinese 'Happy New Year' song while Key Stage 2 will take part in a quiz.
Chinese New Year has offered another wonderful opportunity for the children to take a cross curricular approach to their learning, an approach we know excites and engages them. They have all enjoyed immersing themselves in the vibrant celebrations and we would like to take this opportunity to wish all in our community a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year.