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Chinese New Year

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Topic: Chinese New Year

Learning Outcomes

  • Look and respond to the differing art forms associated with festivals
  • Look at how Chines New Year is celebrated

 

Introduction

KWL Chart – Chinese New Year

Group discussion to ellicit prior knowledge of the topic.

Development

Teacher led powerpoint to lead a guided discovery of some of the traditions associated with Chinese New Year.

In small groups children will use Ipads to further research a certain tradition celebrated at Chinese new Year (House Decoration, Spring Clean, Lanterns, Parades, Food Eaten, Presents)

 

Plenary

Children present their findings to the class and answer any questions that may arise.

Completion of KWL chart.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

Powerpoint.

Use of IPads

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Topic:

Chinese New Year

LT focus:

The child will be enabled to:

  • listen to the story of how Chinese New Year began
  • discuss similarities and differences between Chinese New Year and New Year celebrations in Ireland
  • use a calendar to determine what animal is represented this year
  • create artwork based on Chinese new Year celebrations  

Introduction

  • Introduce the topic of Chinese New Year by asking the class if anyone has heard about it before or knows anything about it.
  • Read the story of the Chinese Emperor and his animal race with the class on the interactive whiteboard

Development

  • Show the class the chart of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac and work together to find out what animal is represented this year.
  • Watch a video about how Chinese New Year is celebrated.
  • Discuss similarities and differences between CYN and how the new year is celebrated in Ireland.

Plenary

Create a piece of artwork inspired by CNY fireworks. Using an empty toilet roll snipped at the end to create a stamp, dip into a variety of bright coloured paint and print on to black paper. Finish off by sprinkling some glitter over the paint

Other teacher resources for teaching this topic:

Powerpoint story on Chinese New Year

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-4794-chinese-new-year-story-powerpoint

Video about CNY celebrations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cRMRp9-Z08

Example of how to create fireworks artwork

https://www.learning4kids.net/2015/12/27/painting-fireworks/

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Topic:

Chinese New Year

LT focus:

The child will be enabled to:

  • explain the origins of Chinese New Year
  • determine the date of the Chinese New Year
  • discuss Chinese tradition

Introduction

  • Tell students they will be learning about Chinese New Year, beginning with a history of the holiday and then learning about the symbols.
  • Read the story of the Chinese Emperor and his animal race with them on the interactive whiteboard
  • Have students create a Venn diagram or to compare and contrast Chinese New Year and Irish New Year traditions

Development

  • Hand out copies of our lesson Chinese New Year Signs & Symbols.
  • Read through the ‘Chinese Zodiac’ sections together as a class. Stop and discuss.
  • Allow students to read about the symbols. Direct them to locate the animal that represents their own birth year.
  • Have students decorate their New Year pictures with crayons and markers, then hang in the room

Plenary

Play traditional Chinese games, like Chinese dominoes

Recap on what we have learned using a KWL chart.

Other teacher resources for teaching this topic:

Powerpoint story on Chinese New Year

Digital images of Chinese Celebrations

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-4794-chinese-new-year-story-powerpoint

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-4795-how-chinese-new-year-is-celebrated-photo-powerpoint