I very much enjoyed working with years 3 and 4 last weekend on a Japanese culture workshop. The theme was the ‘Tanabata’ star festival which the children learnt about and made their own festival decorations for the class tree. They all worked really hard and produced some lovely decorations. They also got to investigate unusual artefacts and learn about the country, try on traditional costumes, lean some language and greetings and play games. A lot of fun was had by all!
As the children were looking at the zodiac animals last week, we thought it would be fun to let them have free reign with their imagination to come up with a new animal to represent them, they then had a lot of fun turning this animal into a clay master piece!