Monthly Classroom News

January 2020

General Info

In January, the children will learn about different animals which live on the land and in the sea. You can take your child to see a wide variety of animals at parks including  Ocean Park, The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, The Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden and Hong Kong Wetland Park. Children love animals and these experiences can help them to develop respect for living things as well as to have fun outdoors in the cooler months.

Soon it will be Chinese New Year! This provides a great opportunity for children to practise greetings, sharing and complimenting others when visiting relatives and friends! The CDC wishes everyone a very happy Chinese new year!


Activities to do with your child:

  • Imitate the movement of different animals (frog, monkey, kangaroo, turtle and octopus)
  • Talk about how the animals moveable, i.e. jump, crawl, hop, climb, crawl and swing)
  • Talk about what animals like to eat, e.g. some only eat meat, some only eat plants and some eat both


There are some great books to go with our January themes. Look out for:

  • “Commotion In The Ocean” by Giles Andreae
  • “Rumble in the Jungle” by Giles Andreae
  • “Monkey Puzzle” by Julia Donaldson
  • “Hooray for Fish!” by Lucy Cousins
  • “Peppa’s Chinese New Year”, Peppa Pig
  • “My First Chinese New Year” by Karen Katz
  • “Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes ” by Roseanne Thong


  • Zoo
  • Jungle
  • Ocean
  • Swim
  • Jump
  • Crawl
  • Run
  • Hop
  • Sea Creature
  • Reptiles
  • Mammals