端午節快乐! Happy Dragon Boat Festival!
Art class - Year 1 (age 5-6)
the start of summer, Dragon Boat festival is a Chinese festival of
colour, flavour, sound and action. An event that takes place all across
China, other parts of the world also celebrate the festival with a boat
race - including our fine city of Leeds which hosts a boat race on 24th
my Year 1 class this half term we are exploring the sights and sounds
of the festival starting with the beautiful Dragon Boat Flags that
decorate towns and villages in the build up to the race before being
awarded to the competing racers.
are some examples of our dragon boat flags that we made this week.
Using pre-cut paper triangles, the children cut the spiky trim from a
strip of paper. We then practiced some Chinese characters that describe
our racers - fast, good, strong, brave and the champions - before
painting them onto the flags with slim brushes and black paint. A job
Next week... we start to make floating Dragon Boats!