Thursday, 19 October 2017

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Friday, 13 October 2017

Ni Hao Rm 25.
My final adventure before coming home was experiencing the Beijing Acrobatic Show. The performance blew my mine away as the erformaers clearly had put it a lot of hard work to perfect their skill.
Have a look at these clips which demonstrates hard work, determination, collaboration, grit and never giving up.
Practice makes perfect.















Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Great Wall of China

Ni Hao Rm 25,
What an adventure. I thought I went to another planet and came back. In the next few photos, you will see the grandeur of the Great Wall of China. 

Do you know how long the wall is and why it was built?














Tian'anmen Square

Ni Hao Room 25.
Today Mrs Singh walked and walked. She visited Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing. Can you tell me the importance of Tian'anmen Square? Whose photo is on the red building?

Behind the Tian'anmen Square lies the Forbidden City. Here are some photos of the majestic building. How big is the Forbidden City? Why is it called the Forbidden City?

Behind me is the Emperor's throne.


The Emperor's Throne




Read up in the Forbidden City and find out who was the first emperor to unify China.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Train to Beijing

Ni Hao Rm 25.
I am on my way to Beijing to see the Great Wall of China. I am in the high speed train and here are a few clips of the scenery from the train.



China has many impressive bridges

There is thick smog blanketing the countryside. 
Do a google search on the level of air quality in China focussing on Beijing.

China's high speed train

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Terracotta Warriors

Ni Hao Rm 25.
Today Mrs Singh visited the famed Terracotta Warriors. 
Here are some photos of the pit. 


These warriors are still being excavated. Can you find out the name of the Emperor responsible for these Terracotta Warriors?


Drum and Bell Towers

Drum performance at the Drum Tower




These are some photos of the handicrafts from one of the Xi'an markets


The different types of drums on display in the drum tower




Sand artist at Xi'an market


Saturday, 7 October 2017

Xi'an

Today I am in Xi'an. An ancient city in China. Where in China is Xi'an and why do tourists visit Xi'an every year?


These are pictures of two very important landmarks in Xi'an.
Find out what they are and why they were important in ancient times.





If you get stuck, the clues are bell and drum.

Descriptive Writing Challenge

Kia Ora Rm 25,
Write a description of the person in the picture. Remember to use high level descriptive language.


Dumplings

Here are some photos of Mrs Singh learning to make dumplings and then she will get the chance to eat them. Yum Yum!!


Friday, 6 October 2017

Travelling to Xi'an

Morena Room 25.
Today I am on my way to Xi'an, the city of the famous Terracotta Warriors.
Do you know the history of the Terracotta Warriors? Why don't you google which dynasty was in rule when the Terrrcotta Warriors were made.
You may need to find out what dynasty means before researching about the Terracotta Warriors.

I am travelling on a high speed train to Xi'an.
It will take the train 6 hours to reach Xi'an. 
The distance is 1,282km. 

What is the speed of the train - km per hour?



Acres and Acres of farmland


More from Shanghai Zoo







Shanghai Zoo Dances

At the zoo, Mrs Singh also watched some traditional Chinese dances. She was told that these dances were from the Sichuan Province.
Can you find where the Sichuan Province is on the world map?








Shanghai Zoo

Then Mrs Singh visited the Shanghai Zoo.

Can you identify these animals?



She also saw the pandas.


Do you think animals should be kept in captivity? Why or Why not?

Yu Garden

Kia Ora Room 25. 
Today Mrs Singh visited a famous garden in Shanghai called Yu Garden.
Here are some photos of the garden. It is famous for its architecture.
Can you find on which street Yu Garden is?



Thursday, 5 October 2017

Shanghai

Do you know the population of Shanghai? Why is Shanghai a popular tourist destination?



Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Shanghai

Ni Hao Room 25, 
I am in Shanghai.
Here are some landmarks in Shanghai. Can you identify the landmarks?








What are the different polygons you can see on this building?

Monday, 2 October 2017

China National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival

Ni Hao Rm 25.
This week the whole of China is on holiday to celebrate China National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival. They are on holiday from the 1-8 October. Everyone tries to go home for this holiday creating a human traffic jam all over China.
Have a look at the number of people at this train station.


The Legend of Lady White

Ni Hao Room 25.
The legend of Lady White is one of China's four most popular legends.
Can you google or ask your Chinese friends about the legend of Lady White?


Here is the start of the story to help you.


Saturday, 30 September 2017

Mid Autumn Festival


Wuzhen

High speed train to Wuzhen

Ni Hao Room 25, today I am on my way to Wuzhen, a traditional Chinese village.

Here is a map of China and some clips from the high speed train. It rains often here. 
The chinese trains are very fast. They can run at 350km per  hour.


Room 25, do you know how many provinces there are in China?
What is the capital of China?
Which province is Ningbo in?






Friday, 29 September 2017

Breakfast Time


Traditional Chinese breakfast. What do you have for breakfast?

Nantang Street

These are photos of Nantang Old Street. 
Can you find Nantang Street, Ningbo, on Google Earth or Google Maps?