We are now officially partnered with Xuefulu primary school in China. The principle behind the link is to promote common characteristics which all children should have if they are to: learn successfully; become confident individuals and contribute effectively to the world in which we live.The link will also raise awareness of the fact that we are all living in and impacting upon a global community and that whatever we do now will have implications for future generations.
In October 2014 Mrs Tandy visited China to initiate the link and this was followed by a reciprocal visit by two teachers frm Xuefulu to Chapel End. The teachers spent some time with each class, working with our teachers to deliver lessons and studying the different methods we employ to help the children learn effectively.
The teachers also taught some traditional calligraphy to the children using bamboo brushes and inks.
Chinese New Year 2016 — a Monkey Year ("Fire Monkey")The Date Is Based on the Lunar Calendar
12 Chinese zodiac animal signs, Read more onChinese zodiac
Chinese New Year 2016 begins on Monday 8 February, and end on 22 February. It is day one month one of the Chinese lunar calendar, and its date in January or February varies from year to year (always somewhere in the period January 21 to February 20).
The Chinese lunar calendar is associated with the Chinese zodiac, which has 12 animal signs: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, Rooster, dog, and pig. Each animal represents a year in a 12-year cycle, beginning on Chinese New Year's Day. 2016 is a year of the Monkey.
We have been researching and celebrating the new year which begins on the 8th February. To see what we have been up to, visit our blog by clicking on this link:
The photographs below were sent to us from our link school.
Two colleagues from Xuefulu Primary School in Chong Qing visited school this week, observing teaching and delivering some lessons in traditional Chinese activities. They also enjoyed some cultural visits to learn about the rich history of St Helens including tours of the Town Hall Council Chambers, the mayor’s parlour and the World of Glass.