By Fiona McConnon, Head of Global Languages
Our students were amazing, using a variety of ways to remember the characters – Year 3 children learnt the character for bird before creating a jigsaw game with the character.
Children in the Year 4 Native Mandarin class used matchsticks to remember the Chinese characters of the idiom 井底之蛙 (jǐng dǐ zhī wā) - the frog at the bottom of the well.
Children then learnt about the story behind the idiom 井底之蛙 (jǐng dǐ zhī wā) - the frog at the bottom of the well and produced a story book where they analysed the characters in the story and described what they liked best in the story. They explained the importance of being more open-minded and knowing that there is always more to explore in the world, rather than having your sight restricted like a frog at the bottom of the well who has only a narrow view of the sky. The children then used their creativity to create an alternative ending.