- How do we feel about dragons?
- A dragon of our own!
- Dragon word bank
- Dragon sentences
Poetry/Rhyme of the Week: Puff the Magic Dragon (see resources)
Introduce on Monday by playing a recording of the song to the children (see websites list). Send a copy of the lyrics home (see resources).
Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash
Tell Me A Dragon by Jackie Morris
The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson
Teabags, baking tray, long feathers/quill pens
Binoculars, measuring tape, goggles, clipboards etc for Dragon hunters activity
Bubble wrap, sand, feathers, pebbles etc. for dragon feely box
Poetry/Rhyme of the Week: Dragon, Dragon
Introduce on Monday. Send a copy of the song words home (see resources).
Group Reader: The Race Across the River
This beautifully illustrated retelling of the traditional tale explains how each year came to be named after an animal. The Jade Emperor’s birthday celebration turns into an exciting race across the river. Which order will the animals arrive in? This lovely story offers an opportunity to discuss place numbers, as well as fitting in perfectly with teaching about Chinese New Year.
You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.
Holidays and Festivals: Chinese New Year by Nancy Dickmann (or a non-fiction picture book about Chinese New Year)
The Race Across the River Hamilton Group Reader
The Race Across the River Hamilton Storytelling video
Chinese New Year from preschoolexpress.com
Chinese New Year from theschoolrun.com
Chinese New Year from bbc.co.uk/newsround
Chinese New Year from topmarks.co.uk
Chinese New Year from kids-world-travel-guide.com
Recorded Chinese music for Animal movement activity at youtube.com
Videos, quiz, facts, photos, Chinese Lion Dance video from bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Chinese New Year photos (see resources)
Thick brown card, hole punch, twine or wool
Red paper or fabric, gold pens
Objects for Chinese restaurant role-play e.g. chopsticks, decorations, calendars, menus