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Chinese New Year - The Year of the Snake (Spring 2013)

The pupils in Ullswater Class were very fortunate to get the chance to sample some delicious Chinese delights courtesy of Beryl C and her family. Seaweed, prawn crackers, spring rolls, prawn toast and oodles of noodles were sampled and loved by the children. “Some of us were trying these foods for the first time and we were surprised how delicious and tasty the dishes were,” commented a Year 4 pupil. 

The Chinese calendar is different from that used in the United Kingdom. It is made up of a cycle of twelve years, each of them being named after an animal. This is very like the signs of the zodiac. Some people believe that people born in a particular year will have some of the characteristics of that animal. This year is the Year of the Snake! Do you know which animal represents the year you were born in? 

Many thanks to Beryl and her family for their kindness and generosity. 

Ji Xiang Ru Yi – Means harmony and follow your will.