Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Week 5
This is an exciting week for Room 4 - Book Week.   We are listening to stories from other cultures, sharing our own special books with the class, finding out about different authors, dressing up as a book character and much more.

Last week we started to learn Mandarin in our class.  We have a wonderful teacher - Zhang Ting.  This week we learnt to count to 10 in Mandarin.

Stories from other Cultures

Mr Clark shared a story from Scotland with the children - he tried to convince them that haggis would be a yummy meal.  I don't think the children were really convinced!

Rita came in and shared a fable in Hindi with our room.  She talked to us about the way Hindi is written.  We also learnt to say "hello" नमस्तेnamasteand "thank you"        
"धन्यवाद्" (dhanyavaad) "thank you".

Adu's mother read us some Indian fables about animals from a book called : "Stories from Panchatantra" .
We found out that the Tamil language is one of the oldest languages in the world.  The children asked her some interesting questions about India - we found out that the tiger is their national animal an the peacock is their national bird.

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