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The Great Race-Chinese New Year

Can you name all the animals from The Great Race story?

This week in Nursery we have been reading the story of The Great Race by Emily Hiles. This is a lovely rhyming story that tells children all about the great animal race which was used to decide how to name the Chinese New Year. The children have enjoyed being animals using masks and small world animals to retell the story. We have been finding out about how Chinese new year is celebrated all over the world. The children have been creating their own dragon dances and we have all had lots of fun trying to pick up noodles with chopsticks. On Thursday the children all drew their own symbols to show kindness to someone else and we put these inside fortune cookies. In phonics we have been listening to the initial phonemes in words and for our Maths learning we have been learning all about the number 3.