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Chinese New Year

Dragon dancing

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We looked at different videos of dragon dancing in different parades around the world. We thought about what music we heard and decided we needed drums, bells and maracas...building on our learning from last term when we made planet music.
We then took it in turns to make music and be part of the dragon dance.

Dragon dancing!

We tried different Chinese foods, thinking about out 5 senses as we did so. 


We had egg fried rice, vegetable spring rolls, prawn crackers and hoisin sauce. 


We thought about how the foods smelt, what they heard (cracks in the prawn crackers, crunch in the spring rolls), how they felt, how they looked and then finally how they tasted. 


Almost all of us tried something and we enjoyed talking about the foods and sharing what we thought/found out with our friends! 

Role playing, making dragons and ordering “the great race”

Dragon masks, exploring instruments and practicing writing in Chinese