Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Aoife's Visit

As part of our work on China, our friend Aoife visited our classroom today to talk to us about China. Aoife was born in Ireland but lived in China for 5 years. We had lots of questions to ask her.

Here are some things we learned:
  • Aoife uses chopsticks and a spoon to eat her dinner. She showed us how to use chopsticks. She likes noodles.
  • She lived in the countryside in China - there were shops nearby and sometimes, markets.
  • She saw a skyscraper when she visited the city.
  • She didn't wear a school uniform in China but they did wear a red tie.
  • The children sit with their hands crossed in front of them at school
  • She can speak Chinese - we learned how to say 'hello', 'goodbye' and 'thank you'.
  • She talked to us about the Chinese New Year, a big celebration in China...and about dragons and lanterns. They decorate lanterns with pictures.
  • We learned that they don't celebrate Halloween, Christmas or Easter in China.
  • She talked to us about the Chinese flag - it is red with 5 yellow stars.
  • She never saw a giant panda or a red panda although they live in China. 

Thank you Aoife for being so kind and coming to talk to us and Georgina for coming along too!! 

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