More on China – from Sonny

Sonny’s Uncle Andy lived in China for 3 years. He lived in Guangzhou (pronounced: “gwung – jo” ) in southern China. In southern China they speak Cantonese, which is different to Mandarin, the official language.  He told Sonny these things about China.

The Chinese invented ice cream. The famous Italian Explorer Marco Polo visited China and brought back the recipe for ice cream to Italy.  [We will learn about Marco Polo!]

Living in China is very different to living in Britain. It is very important to eat meals together in China. You must always leave some food on your plate when you have finished or the other people will think you are being rude and saying that they did not give you enough food.

There is a statue of Bruce Lee, the actor and martial arts expert, at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. Hong Kong was a British colony until 1997 when it was given back to China.  [We will learn a little about Chinese taiji and martial arts.]

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Author: class6CM

We are a Year 6 class at Rosendale School in West Dulwich, London.

2 thoughts on “More on China – from Sonny”

  1. I am really enjoying this project on China and I’ve learnt loads of new things: the Chinese people invented ice cream,if you didn’t leave anything on your plate they would class that as being rude and also it is important that you eat with other people and not by yourself. I would definitely want to do another project like this but on another country.

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  2. To be honest I am thinking How much food must they use up a year with leaving food on your plate and how much money must they spend on food that’s just going to end up in the bin? And who would know the Chinese invented ice cream?

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