The Early Years Department at Norfolk House School celebrated the Chinese New Year of the Pig on Tuesday 5th February which was Chinese New Year’s Day.

Our parents of Chinese descent were invited to join us to share their knowledge and Mrs Lam kindly brought us treats such as Chinese ‘Love Letter’ biscuits and red money packets filled with chocolate coins and a real £1 coin for each child – Thank you very much indeed Mrs Lam!

We continued to fill the week with Chinese themed activities such as looking at Chinese artefacts, painting Pigs and cutting spiral curly tails, 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 ‘Wellie Wednesday’ outdoor learning afternoon they made Chinese letter characters with sticks and, also wrote Chinese words using a paint brush and mud.

Just to show how talented our children are we learnt some Chinese words and wrote ‘Very Lucky’ and ‘Happy New Year’ in Chinese! We also found out about the time difference in China by watching the live Dujiangyan panda-cam via When the pandas were awake they were so funny playing with each other.


Happy New Year!

Reporter Mrs R. Hifle