This week in the EYFS classroom we are celebrating Chinese New Year.
In the Classroom:
We have been learning about Chinese food and made a sushi roll out of black paper, cotton wool and lolly sticks.
We have been practising our fine motor skills by trying to pick up red and yellow noodles using chopsticks.
In Maths we are learning about doubling. We have been making doubles by placing the same amount of pompoms on each side of the butterfly’s wings.
This week our classroom shop turned into a ‘Chinese take-away.’ The children enjoyed taking orders from each other and using yellow wool to create bowls of noodles for their customers.
Egg box dragon:
2024 is the Chinese Year of the dragon. To celebrate we made dragons out of egg boxes, paint and craft materials.
Learning Chinese numbers:
We have been learning how to recognise numbers 1 – 10 in Chinese. We had 10 take-away boxes with a Chinese number on the front and we needed to add the correct amount of pompoms to it.
We have been using red and yellow paint to print pictures of traditional Chinese images.
Writing numbers in the sand:
We have been practising our fine motor skills by writing Chinese numbers in red sand.