In the theme of Qingming festival”, students will learn the history of the Qing Ming festival also known as Tomb Sweeping Day ,an important day to show respects to ancestors. On this day, people are known to preform tomb-sweeping, planting of trees, fly a kite, enjoy spring outings and eat sweet green rice rolls. Towards the end of this unit, students will construct and fly a kite with bright colours in the blue sky.
秦始皇 The First Emperor of Qin
We have learned the topic of “the First Emperor of Qin”. Students learned about Qin Shi Huang’s life and appraised his merits and demerits objectively. Students also tried to excavate the model of the terracotta warriors by themselves, which let them experience the joy of archaeology.
As part of our topic unit ‘Children on the Move’ year fives visited The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum’. We learnt many things about the Jewish people who migrated to Shanghai and the reasons why. We listened to personal stories and gained an understanding about the hardships people went through to start a new life.
In Y5 Chinese Studies lesson, students learned the theme of “The Silk Road”. Students have read the historical story which is called “Zhang Qian’s Mission to the Western Regions.” They not only knew about the route of the Silk Road, but also understood the significance of the Silk Road in the China’s diplomatic and economic trade.
In our “Loyalty” and “Brave” theme, students now understand the meaning of “Loyalty” and what it means to be “Loyal to your country and the sacrifices we make for our motherland. They have studied the story of the ancient Chinese hero ——Yue Fei. Children have also made comic books, understanding what it takes to be both “intelligent and courageous”.