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January - Chinese New Year

We know how important it is to recognise and celebrate different cultures so we too the opportunity to learn more about Chinese New Year.


Sources tell us that it is the year of the Rooster! We learnt a lot about the animals and other Chinese customs from the video below.


Our song of the week 'Dragon Dance' tells the story of a dragon and as part of their music lesson celebrating Chinese New Year our Reception children created a Chinese dragon and made their way around school singing as they went.

Dragon Dance

This is one of our songs from Out of The Ark's Calendar of Songs

Fortune Tales | The Story of Chinese New Year

In this video, learn all about the traditions and legends that make Chinese New Year the most exciting time of the year in Chinese culture. Join the celebration at This video is part of the Learn With Me Program from Panda Express-a series of videos and educational activities dedicated to sharing Chinese culture and values with children.