Welcome to our new section of our school website all about China.
As a school we feel that global education; learning more about different people and countries will help us become well rounded learners. We are hoping to develop links with a primary school in China – watch this space for updates.
On the next few pages you and your child will learn lots of new facts about China. Please make sure that you scroll down to the bottom of each page – there will be some useful web links if you want to learn more.
Mrs Downing’s top ten China facts
- One fifth of the world’s population lives in China.
- One in every six people in the world celebrated Chinese New year this year.
- China is the world’s third largest country.
- Fortune cookies are not Chinese; they were invented in America.
- China uses 45 billion chopsticks every year.
- Table tennis is China’s national sport.
- China invented paper, gun powder, silk, tea production, kites, fireworks and the compass.
- 80% of all the world’s toys are made in China.
- The tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest is in China.
- Red is considered a lucky colour in China.
Want to know more about China? Try National Geographic kids nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/china