Doddi children learn to write Japanese, May 2013

As part of their Japan topic, the children in Key Stage 2 learnt about Japanese writing.  We found out that children in Japan have to learn over 2,000 special picture characters by the time they leave primary school.  We also discovered that Japanese children have special calligraphy lessons where they learn how to form each character in the correct way.  Then, it was our turn to have a go at making some of these characters using a brush and watercolour paints.  We found that it was very tricky! 

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