This week the children will learn about the Chinese Moon Festival, a harvest festival celebrated by various Asian countries, including China, Vietnam and Malaysia. This year, the festival is on the 4th October, when there will also be a full moon. The moon being at its brightest and fullest is a very special time as it tells people all the fruit and vegetables they have been growing are now ready to be picked and gathered.

During this popular festival, families and friends celebrate with special food, such as moon cakes, and enjoy music and dragon dances under the full moon. ‘Moon gazing’ and lanterns are popular activities for children; we will be making our own lanterns this week!

The children will learn about the legend of the story behind this festival through a puppet show, followed by a drama with props, music and costumes.