Text map homework

We have just begun learning a new text, The Seven Chinese Sisters, to link in with our China topic.

As we are such great readers in Year 2 we followed the text map and picked up the story well! Some parts were challenging but because we work as a team we ended our lesson successful! 

We are looking at suspense in stories and this story has ended with ellipsis so far. I wonder what is going to happen next?!

Year 2’s homework task this week is to practise the text map. Everyone has been sent home with one but just in case it’s gone walk abouts…

  
See if you can perform the story to your family at home!

Chinese character writing

Look at this amazing topic work we did last week! It was a real challenge at first but practise makes perfect and soon we were making progress steps.

   
 At first, we discovered that Chinese writing does not follow an alphabet instead words are represented by characters. In English, we read and write from left to right but in Chinese you read and write the characters from top to bottom!

We carried out a variety of jobs such as matching the word to the character, drawing Chinese characters, writing number characters and making number sentences.

   
Throughout the afternoon we were engaged in learning and we all showed resilience to keep on going until we reached our personal best!

To display this learning we then made some Chinese hanging decorations by choosing three Chinese characters and drawing them clearly on red circles. 

Did you know? Red is a lucky colour in China.