On Monday, Mr Tippet’s assembly focused on Chinese New Year which is celebrated by more than 20% of the world. It’s the most important holiday in China, and to Chinese people all over the world, who will be celebrating 2020 as the year of the rat.
In China, you’ll hear it being called chunjie (春节), or the Spring Festival. It’s still very wintry, but the holiday marks the end of the coldest days. People welcome spring and what it brings along: planting and harvests, new beginnings and fresh starts.
Our very youngest children, in Nursery, have been engaging in a range of Chinese-themed activities throughout the week including Chinese writing, dancing and lantern-making. They had great fun trying to use chop sticks to eat noodles and have created a wonderful dragon for their topic display. It is lovely to see the children exploring the amazing Chinese culture in a range of exciting ways.
This Friday, Mrs Gray and Ms Bazell kindly led Golden Assembly whilst I attended an early morning meeting about Year 2 & 6 SATS. It was great to see the children chosen for golden tickets this week, along with the other achievers celebrated across the school. Well done! As I like to present the oscars personally myself, we have saved them for next week and I am really looking forward to it.
Have a super week everyone!
Mrs Campbell – Headteacher