At BSN, stepping into Y6 means the beginning of senior school life. This means that in Chinese lessons, the learning objectives and become a little more challenging, the expectations a little higher, and the work a little more demanding. Nevertheless, our Chinese native language group has made impressive progress in reading and writing, and they have risen to the challenge of meeting higher standards in their essays.
In the syllabus, descriptive writing requires students to pay attention to details. To support their learning, students initially studied two selected texts i.e., Egret and Pearl Bird. After analysing these two texts, students were given an extended reading, written by Lu Xun, about different animals to help them develop a deeper understanding of the detailed description.
Armed with this understanding how to create descriptive, evocative texts in Chinese and after watching the documentary Tiny World, students were able to create their own vivid, descriptive essays in Mandarin... and who knows, many years from now, students may be studying the famous classic literature of Zi Qi or Enlin!