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Happy Chinese New Year From all of Froglets. We have continued our learning about the Chinese festival this week.

Mrs Aplin-Moore has been really impressed this week by the children’s story telling skills. Following on from learning the story ‘The Great Race’ last week, the children have been retelling the story for themselves using the story map and actions we learnt.

Here are some of the children’s actions for the animals…

Ella being the dog.
Jamie being the monkey.
Aeryn-May being the ox.
Connie being the horse.

On Wednesday we had the opportunity to try some Chinese foods. The kind people at Fung Sing in Kingsteignton gave us some fortune cookies and prawn crackers to try. We also made a stir fry of vegetables and noodles in the wok. We listened carefully to the sizzle and could smell the food cooking before we had a taste.

Esme really enjoyed her stir fry and ate it all up
Flynn enjoyed the prawn crackers.
The noodles were very long!
Tiani liked the prawn crackers so much she had seconds!

Chinese New Year!

Froglets have started their learning about a new topic. For the next 2 weeks we will be learning about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated.

We have been learning the story of the Great race. This is all about how the Jade Emperor decided to have a race between 12 animals to find out which to name the new year after.

The children have been learning actions for the each of the animals and together we have made a story map to help us retell the whole story.

The children have also been having a go at their own races using the animal puppets.

We have also been making our own dancing dragon puppets this week.

Evie worked very hard on hers
Lewis did lots of glueing and sticking

Froglets had lots of fun on the playdough tables, making noodles and playing with chopsticks.

Hope made lots of noodles and tried hard to pick them up using the chopsticks.
Lola stuck her chopsticks into the playdough and thought they looked like birthday candles.