LK2 Celebrate Chinese New Year

In our assembly this week, LK2 listened to the story of how the years were named after the 12 different animals who had a race. Each year of the Chinese Zodiac is represented by a different animal: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.  2013 is the year of the snake.

Chinese New Year 2013

We also looked at various different Chinese traditions including how children were given red envelopes filed with coins.

To end our assembly we looked at our year of birth and worked out which animals we all are – our assembly was full of sheep, monkeys and roosters!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!


Voices in the Park LKS2 Assembly

Today for our assembly we read ‘Voices in the Park’. Instead of Mrs Balshaw reading to us we listened to an interactive book. Here is a link to the interactive book we used

Interactive book – Voices in the Park

The book tells the story from four different points of view.

After listening to the story we talked about considering other peoples point of view and no matter what are differences if we just talk to someone and accept their differences we could become friends.