What Chinese Animal Year were you born in?
Rainbow and Sparkle class were full of monkeys, rabbits, and pigs when they learned all about the Chinese New Year.
Gill very kindly organised a Chinese New Year feast where the children were able to taste a range of lovely Chinese food. Jamie particularly enjoyed the noodles.
We also got to make some lucky red Chinese money envelopes and some magical Chinese drums.
Every Friday Gill plans wonderful activities for Rainbow class, and Sparkle class certainly enjoy being asked along to join in.
Find your animal sign below and let us know if its character traits sound like you.
Year of the Monkey
Years of birth: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Celebrity monkeys: Daniel Craig, Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Hanks
Character traits: Self-assured, sociable and sporty, monkeys are versatile, flexible and creative. But they can also be jealous, suspicious and selfish
Best matches: Rat, dragon, snake
Year of the Rooster
Years of birth: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Celebrity roosters: Britney Spears, Roger Federer, Kate Middleton
Character traits: Punctual, honest, bright and warm-hearted, roosters are neat and like to keep busy. They can be critical, quick-tempered and hate dawdlers
Best matches: Ox, dragon, snake
Year of the Dog
Years of birth: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Celebrity dogs: Winston Churchill, Prince William, Madonna
Character traits: Faithful, courageous and clever, dogs make great leaders and are good at keeping secrets. But they’re quick to find fault and can be distant
Best matches: Tiger, rabbit, horse
Year of the Pig
Years of birth: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
Celebrity pigs: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hillary Clinton, Julie Andrews AND Philip, Jamie and Jack!
Character traits: Chivalrous, optimistic and frank, pigs are kind and loyal friends and light of heart. Sometimes they can be a little too trusting
Best matches: Sheep, rabbit
Year of the Rat
Years of birth: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Celebrity rats: Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Katy Perry
Character traits: Smart, wealthy, successful and popular, rats are curious and thoughtful and like tidiness. But they can be stubborn and lack courage
Best matches: Dragon, monkey, ox
Year of the Ox
Years of birth: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Celebrity oxes: Barack Obama, Kiera Knightley, George Clooney
Character traits: Patient, cautious and industrious, oxes have strong staying power and don’t jump into making decisions. But they’re poor communicators
Best matches: Rat, snake, rooster
Year of the Tiger
Years of birth: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Celebrity tigers: Marilyn Monroe, Robert Pattinson, Tom Cruise
Character traits: Loyal, trustworthy and courageous, tigers are good at expressing themselves and like challenges. But they can be hasty and over-confident
Best matches: Horse, dog
Year of the Rabbit
Years of birth: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Celebrity rabbits: Queen Victoria, David Beckham, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie
Character traits: A symbol of hope and peace, rabbits are compassionate and modest, with a good sense of humour. They’ll do anything to escape from a dull life
Best matches: Sheep, pig, dog
Year of the Dragon
Years of birth: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Celebrity dragons: Bruce Lee, Rihanna, Florence Nightingale
Character traits: Ambitious, energetic and intellectual, dragons are romantic and strive for perfection. But they can be arrogant and impatient
Best matches: Rat, monkey, rooster
Year of the Snake
Years of birth: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Celebrity snakes: Daniel Radcliffe, Muhammad Ali, Audrey Hepburn
Character traits: Wise, passionate, sympathetic and even-tempered, snakes are self-aware and good communicators. They can be fickle, jealous and headstrong
Best matches: Ox, rooster
Year of the Horse
Years of birth: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Celebrity horses: Sir Paul McCartney, Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes
Character traits: Positive, easygoing and warm-hearted, horses are dynamic generous and attract many friends. But they have a tendency to over-spend
Best matches: Tiger, sheep, dog
Year of the Sheep
Years of birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Celebrity sheep: Nicole Kidman, Matt LeBlanc, Bruce Willis
Character traits: Gentle, calm, kind, caring and polite, sheep are one of the most loved of the signs. Sometimes shy, sensitive and pessimistic, they have an artistic streak
Best matches: Rabbit, horse, pig
Millbank is open today. Please take care on your journey to school.
Many parents came to our celebration of our Scottish Week of learning.
Sparkle class ran a vote. Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster?
The votes have been counted!
And 52 people said “Yes, I believe in the Loch Ness Monster.”
6 people said “No, I do not believe in the Loch Ness Monster.
The Loch Ness Monster was spotted in Sparkle Class this afternoon!
Sparkle class thought that Nessy was a kind monster. She would eat burgers and like to listen to the bagpipes.
Sparkle Class are learning all about Scottish things at the moment. Today we looked at Tartan.
We learned that Tartan is a pattern made up of straight lines, and you see Tartan on clothes and things like blankets, boxes of biscuits and even buses!
We then tried to make our own tartan patterns using paint and crayons.
Which pattern is your favourite?
P1 learned about penguins and then painted some beautiful backgrounds for their paper penguins. We think they look very smart!
Good morning! The school is open today. Please be careful on the icy roads and pavements.
Millbank Primary school is open today – Wednesday 17th January 2018. Please take extra care on your journey to school.
At the end of our church service today we had a surprise.
The Out Of The Box theatre company told the nativity story with puppets.
It was lovely to hear what words the little donkey would have chosen for his song.
Well done to all the children who sang and performed so beautifully.