We enjoyed reading the traditional story of the Great Race and extended our vocabulary to describe the animal characteristics. We wrote alternative reasons for the order of the animals.
We watched clips of various Chinese operas including 'The White snake' and have been reading the story and again described the characters. We also watched some of the 'Monkey King' and made group character description posters. We are focusing on features of traditional stories such as openings and endings, description of setting and characters and having a well explained twist/ trick. We wrote our own version of the Monkey King and marked our work against this criteria using a marking ladder.
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We found out about the traditional craft of White and Blue Porcelain and had a go at designing our own plate to show the story.