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Chinese New Year 2

SKU SD3456CS40100
Key Stage 2 Chinese New Year Special Days Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
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Find out how people celebrate the Chinese New Year around the world with this scheme of work suitable for Years 3, 4, 5 & 6. Explore the legend of Nian, learn about the Chinese zodiac, and find out all about the fifteen days of festivities!


With detailed lesson plans, informative slides, activity ideas and differentiated worksheets, this fun scheme has all you need to teach your KS2 class about the Chinese New Year!

Make sure you also download this free Chinese New Year Writing Frame and this free Chinese New Year Acrostics Sheet to support your teaching of Chinese New Year.


In this first lesson, children will learn about ‘The Story of Nian’ and discover how Chinese New Year traditions originated. They will then retell the tale using story cards or their own words. In the alternative activity, children will enjoy designing and making their own Chinese lantern.



What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Writing Frames
  • Story Cards
  • Lantern Instruction Sheet
  • Chinese Sayings Sheet

This lesson introduces your class to the Chinese Calendar. They will find out how each year got its name, and discover the different personalities of each animal. Children are then challenged to create their own Chinese Calendars and find out the animal for their year of birth.



What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Zodiac Wheel
  • Animal Description Cards & Year Cards
  • Chinese Calendar Sheet
  • Tangram Challenge Cards
  • Tangram Pieces

Children find out all about the various festivities that take place during the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival. Activities include writing diary entries, creating a multiple choice quiz, or making their own dragon puppet!



What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Information Sheets
  • Dragon Puppet Template
  • Dragon Puppet Instruction Sheet
  • Chinese New Year Song (MP3 file)
  • Chinese New Year Lyrics
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