The Reception children have had a great time celebrating the Chinese New Year. This year it is The Year of the Dog. The children made lanterns, mini dragons and fans and they worked together to make a wonderful big dragon. They took the dragon they had made for a dance around the playground, banging their drums and clashing their cymbals. The children discovered lots of different vegetables and enjoyed chopping them up to make a beautiful Chinese noodle soup. Everyone tried the soup and some children had seconds, and even third helpings. The children had a wonderful time and were able to find out lots about how the New Year is celebrated in China. Happy New Year – or, as they say in China, Gung Hay Fat Choy!