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8th February

Chinese New Year


On Friday, people around the world will be celebrating Chinese New Year and the beginning of the year of the Ox.


You can celebrate at home by making and displaying your own decorations and cooking Chinese food. 




Learn the story of Chinese New Year by watching the animation below and reading the PowerPoint story. When you know the story, try some of the worksheets. Can you find out which animals year it was when you were born?



The Great Race - Chinese Zodiac | Folk Tale Time | A Cool School Folk Tale




Understanding the Developing World


We are going to learn about the different ways Chinese New Year is celebrated and think about how it is similar and different to how we celebrate New Years Eve at the end of December.


Start by watching the videos, then try writing about some of the traditions of Chinese New Year using the worksheets or make your own decorations to hang up around your house.

CBeebies: Preparing For Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

Abbie and her brother clean the house in preparation for the Chinese New Year celebrations.Visit CBeebies at to find even more ...

CBeebies: Celebrating Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

Abbie takes to the street with her family for a parade and firecracker display.Visit CBeebies at to find even more fun games an...

Pathway to Adulthood


It is important to develop an understanding and respect for other cultures different to our own. In school, we enjoy celebrating events of different cultures together. This week, imagine you are going to plan a party to celebrate Chinese New Year. You could use the internet to research what you might need for a party. Use the worksheet below to record your ideas.



Below are ideas of different art projects you could try this week linking to Chinese New Year. Could you share what you have made on our Zoom call next week?



This week, try making some traditional Chinese meals and foods. There are recipes below you can try.