The Early Years Department at Norfolk House School celebrated the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster on Friday 27th January 2017 which was Chinese New Year’s Eve.

Our day was filled with Chinese themed activities such as looking at Chinese artefacts, painting fire roosters, making Chinese dumplings, building the Great Wall of China, tasting fortune cookies and even trying to use chop sticks!

The children also participated in Chinese lion dancing and learnt a Chinese dragon song during their music lesson and made an enormous fire rooster sculpture as an outdoor learning activity.

Just to show how talented our children are we learnt some Chinese words and wrote ‘Very Lucky’ and ‘Happy New Year’ in Chinese!

Our parents of Chinese descent were invited to join us for the afternoon to share their knowledge and they kindly brought us treats such as Chinese lucky candies, biscuits and red money packets filled with chocolate coins – thank you very much indeed!

Happy New Year!


Mrs Hifle

Head of Lower School