A key British value is to have a good understanding, respect and tolerance of other religions and cultures and as part of this we decided to celebrate Chinese New year. We had a wonderful time dancing, singing, doing arts and crafts as well as eating fortune cookies (which we later found out aren't actually a Chinese tradition). We were joined for the day by Yao who is from the Yangtze province in the south of China. Yao spent time in each class teaching us how she celebrates New Year. With her help, we also had a bit of a go at saying some of the Zodiac animals in Cantonese. Gong Xi Fa Cai!