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4T’s fabulous finish

In 4T we were all very sad that our China topic had come to an end as we have really enjoyed learning about this fascinating nation. We decided to end the topic with a bang and invited all our parents for a reflection event celebrating Chinese New Year. During the event, we were delighted to show off all of the fantastic learning we had taken part in. This included our salt dough models of China’s physical geography, our dragon themed diamante poems, music and non-chronological reports. Perhaps the most exciting part of our fabulous finish was being able to taste the Chinese egg-fried rice creations we had been preparing in the school kitchen all morning. Scrumptious!

The art station at our fabulous finish event allowed us to teach our visitors the new  techniques we have learnt this half term. We were delighted  to introduce our guests to our focus artist Katsushika Hokusai. We taught visitors how to make collagraph prints inspired by Hokusai’s The Great Wave print. For collagraphy you need a ‘plate’ made from wood or cardboard, a roller, a special block printing ink and cartridge paper which is thicker to hold the weight of ink. The prints are really effective!

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