Paper Cutting

Earlier this week, our KS1 children in Mandarin Lunch Club did some Chinese paper cutting. We learned that it’s a tradition to decorate the house with paper cutting for Chinese New Year. In the club, KS1 children made a paper cutting of the character of 春 which means Spring. Chinese New Year is also a time to celebrate the coming spring season.



Y6 Chinese Bowl Dance 顶碗舞

We had our Y6 did the Bowl Dancing workshop this week. The bowl dance is from Inner Mongolia ethnic minority nation. It is a way of welcome guest. The dancers put a bowl or some bowls on their heads and dance. It is a bit tricky to dance in this way as the dancers’ heads should remain still but shake their shoulders. They can also spin. Wow.

Our children had some time to practise to keep a cup on their heads and walk and spin. Some of them could even shake their shoulders. Well done for trying very hard.



Chinese New Year Whole School Assembly

It was so lovely that we celebrated Chinese New Year at Rosendale Primary School yesterday. Our children from Y5 and Y6 presented a great assembly.

Here is the song at the end of the assembly. The children performed so well.


Thank you Ms Brown for dressing up the Chinese lucky colour for Chinese New Year celebration.


Thank you Amy for bringing many pretty Chinese shoes and sharing them to other girls.



Y5 and Y6 Chinese New Year assembly

We were very lucky to have 5 Y12 students from Dulwich College visited us yesterday and delivered a Chinese New Year assembly. They told us the 12 animal story and New Year food. Our children learned how to say ‘Happy New Year’ and ‘Good luck’ in Mandarin. The quiz went really well as well. Almost all the students wanted to answer the questions. Some of our children got fortune cookies. At the end of the assembly, our Mandarin teacher interviewed the Y12 students in Mandarin about their names, age, what sports they like and what languages they can speak etc. Our Y5 and Y6 children reflected what they heard. Thank you for a wonderful assembly.