Wow! What an amazing Theme Day (we may be a little bit bias)!
This morning, the children were taught how to write their names in traditional Chinese. We made these in to bookmarks. We then started our cooking activities. Over the past couple of weeks, the children have been learning about making spring rolls. We have learnt how to cut the vegetables safely and then made our spring rolls. Using mushrooms, bean sprouts, carrots, peppers and spring onions, the children carefully used the claw technique to cut up their vegetables. These were then rolled it in our filo pastry. Our spring rolls were then cooked and we tasted them. We then compared these to ones purchased from the supermarket and later in the day, ones from the Chinese.
Following our cooking, we took part in a Chinese quiz outside. Next, the children learnt how to use chopsticks. We played a few fun games with this. We started by picking up marshmallows using our chopsticks. We then made the challenge trickier and asked the children to pass the marshmallow around the circle. This caused a lot of laughter! The challenge became even trickier when the children were asked to pick up a malteaser. Surprisingly, the children were very quick at this as they were keen to eat the chocolate! Lastly, we picked up pieces of rice. By the end, everyone was confident using their chopsticks.
By lunchtime, our Chinese takeaway arrived! Wow, what a feast we had! We had: sweet and sour chicken, crispy chilli beef, vegetables in sechuan, egg fried rice, noodles, seaweed, spring rolls and prawn crackers! We all had so much to eat and we are so impressed by how much everyone tried.
In our afternoon we got creative. Inspired by our class story, the children produced some firework artwork using oil pastels. They look fantastic. Then, to finish our day, we learnt a bit more about oracle bones (Chinese messages to the Shangdi). We then used clay to create our own bones with symbols/messages.
Please take a look at our fantastic pictures to show you more of our day. Thank you for supporting us and providing fantastic costumes and clothing for the children to wear. We had a truly fantastic day and hope that the children did too.
Miss Welch and Mrs Pointon