Thursday, 22 February 2018

How Chinese New Year is Celebrated? - Explaination

How Chinese New Year is Celebrated?

How Chinese New Year is Celebrated?

Chinese New Year is one of the biggest celebrations in the world. Celebrating Chinese New Year involves food, animals, and colours such as red and gold.  These 4 things are very traditional. Everything during this festive holiday means something.

Gold is known as the most beautiful colour. It is worn by royalty or people of importance. It also stands for wealth. Red is also a very important colour during the Chinese New Year holiday as it represents good luck. In China, red envelopes that have money inside are given to children and unmarried adults. People also decorate their houses with red banners. Food also symbolises something meaningful to the Chinese culture.

For instance, noodles are eaten for happiness and for a long life with good health. Egg rolls stand for wealth because they look like gold bars. Fish is thought to increase prosperity while oranges and tangerines symbolise fullness. Like the food and the colours all around the world lanterns are a special part in the Chinese New Year.

Usually lanterns that are a part of the Chinese holiday are red. Lanterns symbolise the wish of a bright future or, as many others believe, it is done to send wishes when love ones pass. Traditionally, lanterns are made from oiled rice paper which covers a bamboo frame.

As usual, Chinese traditions are meaningful to everyone who is from China. From the food to the dancing. As long as this Chinese tradition keeps going the identity of the Chinese people will always remain through the years. Kung hei fat choi to everyone. (This means Happy New Year in Chinese)

Jeremiah & Joshua V

Today Jeremiah and I were writing an explanation about How Chinese New Year is Celebrated. In our writing explanation Mrs. Anderson gave us a simple tip of what goes into our writing explanation. It was called tiic (title, introduction, information and conclusion). In our explanation we put in what colors they use, the food they eat and why the food is important during the chinese New Year.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

5 Main points - Making Snow

Today for reading we were reading an artircle which was based on making snow. We also made notes of what main points were in this artircle. I learnt that the toilet water (sewage water) can also make snow.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Summer learning journey / Next foundation

Today at assembly some students were given special certificates for completing their summer learning journey blogpost. We first heard from Rachel from the woolf fisher research centre. She talked about us taking part in the Summer learning Journey. Some people from our school took part and some people won 1 of 4 prizes and a Next foundtion t-shirt. I also took part I think I am really proud of my self. I would like to say a big thank you to Rachel and the Next foundation for helping and supporting our school.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Remembering our summer hoilday

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I heard the waves splashing on the hot sand.

I heard loud music beaming in my ears.

I saw people as pink as a flamingo.

I felt frightened because the massive rocks had a birds eye view of the blue harbour that laid beneath my feet.

I felt my heart beating as fast as a car.

I wondered if people might tumble onto the hard ground after falling off their bikes.

I wondered how long I would have to wait to get back to the safety of my home.

Today I have been writing a recount about remembering our summer holiday. My task was to make sentences without telling the reader what I did in the summer holiday. I had to finish the sentence, I heard, I saw, I felt, and I wondered. I learnt to put some powerful words in my story so that I can engage my reader.