This half term we have been learning all about China and Mulan. We have had our own Chinese banquet where we made delicious Chinese food and took part in some Chinese dancing. We enjoyed creating dragon masks for our banquet and have been busy decorating our classroom with Chinese fans and lucky money wallets. We have explored Chinese traditions and compared these to the traditions found in the United Kingdom. Mulan also came all the way from China to pay us a special visit and tell us all about her heroic battle against the Huns!
In English, we wrote the story of Mulan and changed the characters and events to create an innovated version of our own! We role played different characters from our story and wrote detailed descriptions of our favourite characters; Mulan and Mu-Shu.
In Maths, we have been learning about 2D shape. We have also used our knowledge of halving and quartering to design fireworks for Chinese New Year. We have learnt all about bar models and have used our skills in addition and subtraction to solve word problems.
Next half term we will be learning about The Three Little Pigs. In this topic we will design and build our own houses for the pigs to live in and retell the story involving the Big Bad Wolf himself!