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Our school value of the week is: 


What does this mean to you?

Talk to your grown up.


Can you make a chinese paper lantern like this one? 


Watch the story of Nian in the video below. We are going to do a science experiment in school to scare Nian away! Perhaps you could do this at home too? laugh


Fortune Tales | The Story of Lunar New Year

In this video, learn all about the traditions and legends that make Lunar New Year one of the most exciting times of the year.

You will need a bottle of coke and a packet of mint mentos. 

  • The mint sweets provide a surface for the gas in the cola to cling on to.
  • The bubbles of gas get larger and as they are lighter than the cola liquid, they quickly shoot to the top of the bottle.
  • This all happens very quickly and a fountain of cola and gas shoots up
  • It's so much fun! 


If you haven't got the equipment to do the experiment, watch this video instead...


Mentos and Coke Experiment - Easy Science with Kids- Summer Ideas for Kids

In this video, we do the popular coke and Mentos experiment. We got a few different cokes and dropped mentos in the bottles to see the reaction.



Could you make a mark making tray, using flour or salt? We grate coloured chalk into our salt to colour it. Chinese colours are red and yellow. Can you remember in the story, the colour red brings good luck. You can save your tray and use it through the week like we will do in school. 

Today we are practising our name.