We enjoyed spending the last week of term learning all about the traditions and customs of the Chinese community for Chinese new year.
We learnt all about the river race story which helped us to use numbers that order and we learnt about the tradition of leaving sweets or coins in lucky red wallets as gifts which aslo helped us with counting and coin recognition.
We were particularly taken with the dragon dancing and made a dragon of our own and we really enjoyed trying to eat noodles with chopsticks.
|Posted by: The Teachers||on: 01/03/2015|
What a wonderful trip to Morrisons we had on Thursday morning!
We tried several Italian foods such as fresh Ciabatta with olive oil and fresh basil leaves, various cold pastas, Italian meats and cheeses including a blue cheese.
We tried Italian olives and Greek olives to compare them to.
The butchery department talked the children through the process of making minced beef, used for bolognaise and demonstrated making fresh burgers too.
Our children were also luckily enough to look at and touch various fresh fish including a squid! We have since tasted some cooked octopus in school which got very mixed reviews!
In school we learnt about how olive oil is made and we visited the oils aisle to look at the various choices on offer.
Morrisons provided cookies and a drink each in the café to conclude our visit which the children (and adults) really enjoyed.