Year 5 have thought about and discussed this mornings assembly. We know that ‘Kung Hay Fat Choy’ means Happy New Year. 2020 is the year of the rat.
As a tradition, the chinese clean their houses at New Year to symbolise a fresh start to the year. Gifts of money are put in a red envelope. This is because “Nian” terrorised a small village and when he saw the colour red being worn by a child, he fled and never came back.
The traditional Chinese New Year starts in January depending on the position of the moon.
Other animals included in the chinese calendar are the dog, ox, dragon, tiger, rabbit, monkey, snake, horse and the rooster.
Year 5 really enjoyed this mornings assembly.
Foundation did Chinese New Year as our topic last week. They have done very well remembering what we learnt.
– 2020 is the year of the rat.
– Molly B told us that cleaning your house on Chinese New Year is to get all the bad feelings out and let the good in.
– Molly G remembered that they put money in red envelopes. The chinese feel that red is very lucky.
– We did very well remembering all the animals. They are the Horse, tiger, ox, pig, snake, hare, rat, rabbit, rooster, dragon, goat, monkey and dog.
Year 1 knew lots of the answers to the questions and had an afternoon last week of creative activities which they thoroughly enjoyed.
What does ‘KUNG HAY FAT CHOY’ mean? We found out that it is a greeting to people ‘May you have good fortune!’
What is 2020 the year of? Dylan told us it is the year of the rat.
Why are Chinese homes cleaned for the new year? Eva told us that it is to sweep out the bad luck and get the home clean and tidy ready for guests and all the celebrations!
What are gifts of money put in? Jack said that they are put into red envelopes and that they sometimes have gold writing on them.
When does the traditional Chinese new year start? We found out that the celebrations fall between January 21st and February 21st.
Can you remember any other animals used in the Chinese calendar? Year 1 were brilliant at remembering all the animals!
They said there was a pig, goat, monkey, dragon, snake, horse, dog, ox, rat, tiger, rooster, rabbit and a cat. Gwen told us the cat was last and didn’t get a year named after them.
Year 4 talked about Chinese New Year which begins in January depending on the position of the moon.
Lexi said that ‘Kung Hay Fat Choy’ means Happy New Year.
Ava said that Chinese people give money in a red envelope.
Jacob said that Chinese people clean their houses so they have a fresh start to the year
James said that 2020 is the year of the rat.
Freya remembered that one animal is the rabbit.
Lily-Mae remembered that the dragon is a traditional animal.
Zach remembered the snake.
Freya S remembered the dog.
We looked at the 5 traditions they are:
1. Family New Year’s Eve Dinner
2. Red Packets/Envelopes
3. Fireworks Display
4. Lion & Dragon Dances
5. Decorations & Red Lanterns
Year 2 enjoyed learning about The Chinese New Year.
They played sequencing games and watched a puppet show about how the years were named after the animals. They also found out about how it is celebrated all over the world.
This year is the Year of the Rat so they all made stick rat puppets.
In PE they also danced The Dragon Dance in a small group.
Year 2 also made different coloured lanterns and decorated them with birds, fruit and flowers.
What does ‘KUNG HAY FAT CHOY’ mean?
Happy New Year
What is 2020 the year of?
Why are Chinese homes cleaned for the new year?
Because it is new year and they want to get off to a good start and to get rid of the old and bring in the new.
What are gifts of money put in?
Can you remember any other animals used in the Chinese calendar?
Sofia remembered the cat, Ella remembered the Ox, Nikki remembered the tiger, Lexie remembered the dragon, Alfie remembered the dog, Kai O and Layton remembered the snake, Rylee remembered the goat, Joel remembered the horse and rabbit, Archie remembered the monkey, and Sophie remembered the pig and the rooster.
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