Learning about China through Reading, Documentaries, Research and Chinese Crafts.

Well we have been busy over the last three weeks working on our subject of China. The children have enjoyed watching a variety of documentaries related to the country. Most days we have also focused on a different activity or craft related to China.

Some of the things we have created include:

Chinese Word searches and Games

Chinese Colouring Ins

Chinese Dragons from Handprints

Chinese Lanterns

Lucky Chinese Envelopes

Large Chinese Dragon

Chinese Paper Dolls

Chinese Masks

Chinese Writing

Chinese fact Finding

Chinese Meal – Fried Rice

Chinese Mobile

Chinese New Year Dragon

Here is a picture of some of our work!

Nik's work

Nik's work

Jah's Work

Jah's Work

Our Next country and theme is Japan, where we will be exploring this for a three week period, so keep an eye out for some of the things we get up too!

Interesting facts related to the ANZAC’s and ANZAC Day

While learning about the ‘Spirit of the ANZAC’s’ and the HISTORY of them too we stumbled across some interesting facts we thought we would share with you.

The term ANZAC is protected under Australian law.

More than 11,000 ANZACs died at Gallipoli and more than 23,500 were wounded.

The first dawn service on an ANZAC Day was in 1923

The Anzac Bridge in Sydney was given its name in memory of the ANZACs. On the western pylon flies a Kiwi flag and the eastern flies the Aussie flag.

The game of two-up is only legal on Anzac Day. It became the soldier’s favourite game during the war and remains Australia’s (unofficial) national game.

ANZACs were all volunteers

The date, 25 April, was officially named ANZAC Day in 1916.