Home Page

Holy Cross Primary

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Loved, Valued, Challenged

Friday 12th February

2021 is the year of the Ox


What does Year of the Ox mean?

The Ox is the second animal in the Chinese Animal Zodiac. It is second, because, during a legendary race the Ox was kind, and gave the Rat a lift on its back. Only then to be cheated of his win, by the Rat jumping off his back and ahead of the Ox in order to secure first place. A cunning Rat, and a trusting Ox.

What is the Ox personality?

The Ox used to be an important farmyard animal – in many developing countries, it still is. It is associated with calm, perseverance and honesty. It is an extremely capable and strong animal. People born in the year of the ox, are hardworking, faithful and helpful.


In school we will be making wallets that look like the ox (see image below) 


At home you can choose how you would like to respond to this topic here are a few examples 

  • Draw a picture of one or some of the animals from the story. 
  • Make an ox envelope using items that you have at home.
  • Think about how you might be hard working and helpful like the ox and offer to help mum or dad with something around the house. 

Dragon Dance.avi

Still image for this video