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Geography: China and Chinese New Year

This half term, we have been learning all about a contrasting non-European country and we decided to learn all about China. First, we practised finding China on a map and the children commented on the difference in size between China and the UK. We also recapped the countries and capital cities of the UK, which we learnt in the Autumn term. 

 

After that, we read lots of non-fiction books and made fact files and wrote sentences about China. We could remember lots of interesting facts! Miss Harrison made a investigation table about China which had artefacts such as Chinese clothes, newspapers and posters written in Mandarin, Chinese bowls and chopsticks, role play items, money envelopes and non-fiction books and we loved exploring!

 

Then, we started to look at the contrast between China and the UK and we read more information books and we compared the two countries and completed fact files and reports. We produced lots of excellent cross curricular writing! 

 

Finally, we learnt all about Chinese New Year and we read the story of the Zodiac calendar, read lots of non-fiction books, produced our own fact files and reports, made dragon masks, designed and made Chinese lanterns and tasted some traditional Chinese foods. We even received a fortune cookie and our own pair of chopsticks to take home! 

 

Take a look at us learning about China below and read our article about our Chinese Lanterns on our class page...