| Year 2


This term, China is the main focus of study for the children in Year 2. The topic will theme a variety of their subjects, including Geography, Art, Design Technology and English. The broad variety of subjects incorporating the topic will allow the children to build on their knowledge of China in a number of different contexts.

In Design Technology, the children looked at a selection of Chinese lanterns, noting their colours, patterns, designs and shape. The children were able to draw upon their previous learning in maths by measuring accurately in centimetres in order to design and create their own Chinese lanterns.

They all enjoyed decorating these in traditional Chinese colours and designs and thought carefully about how to make their own designs reflect their impressions from the lanterns they had seen in the parade.

An important element of designing and making is evaluating a product. The children did this across the year group, by giving positive suggestions and comments to their peers.