We are looking at Chinese New Year this week in Literacy! Did you know there is a special Chinese New Year Zodiac Wheel that tells you what animal you are?
Find out the year you were born. Looking carefully on the wheel can you find out what animal you are?
Draw your animal on a piece of paper.
Can you carefully write the name of your animal underneath?
Challenge: Can you write your birth date too?
Watch the video below to see how to use the Zodiac Wheel and find out what animals the teachers are!
How to use the Zodiac Wheel
Today in handwriting we are looking at how to form the letter 'h'. Watch the video below for a demonstration of how to write the letter 'h' in our pre-cursive style. Remember we are writing into some thing fun and sensory today like sand, flour, sugar or glitter! I have been outside to write my ‘h’s’ in the snow. We can't wait to see how neat your 'h's are!
The letter ‘h’ in the snow
Chinese New Year Race
Watch the race.
How many animals were there in the race?
Who came first, second, third?
Where did the ox finish in the
Who beat the ox?
How many animals beat the ox?
Go outside and have races with your family (who came first, second, last?)
- You could time yourself and see If you can beat it next time.
Can you put the numbers below in the correct order? Write them out from smallest to biggest on a piece of paper. Which number comes first, second, third...
Chinese New Year Interactive Game
Segment and blend
Monday- ar digraph- part one
Monday- ar digraph- part two
Miss Kelly used chalk but what else could you use today?
Words to support learning for Monday and Tuesday
Chinese New Year
Can you remember the Chinese New Year story from Maths? Which animal won the race?
We are now going to be thinking about these questions:
What is Chinese New Year?
How do they celebrate?
Watch these videos below to find out the answers to these questions!
Activity: Can you make your own Chinese Hat ready for your Chinese Banquet on Friday? Watch the last video for a tutorial on how to make the hat- you will need some card, a ruler, a pen and something to decorate your hat with! You could use felt tips, paint, glitter, sequins or anything you have to hand in your house :). Alternatively I have also uploaded a Twinkl template that you just need scissors and some glue for!