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"Little Wayang Kids" • MOE Kindergarten @ Blangah Rise 

In the MOE Kindergartens, children conduct an investigation of a topic of their interest through a WoW (Weeks of Wonder) Project. In MOE Kindergarten @ Blangah Rise, the children were interested to find out more about Chinese Opera after listening to the story “The Little Wayang Kid”.

I Wonder…

The teacher shared her own experiences and got the children to talk about what they know and want to find out about Chinese Opera.

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I Find Out …

The children wanted to search for information online so the teacher showed them how to use Kiddle, the search engine to find answers to their questions.

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The children documented their findings by drawing and writing.

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Detailed drawings based on observation of face masks

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Finding out more about the costumes and headgear in Chinese Opera

The children were inspired to learn more about Chinese Opera so the teacher organised a visit to the Chinese Opera Institute at the Aliwal Arts Centre. 

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I Know …

The teacher and children talked about what they had learnt and planned what they needed to do to put up a Chinese Opera performance.

Finally, performance day…everyone had a role to play as narrators, musicians or actors. 

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As part of their reflections, the children watched a video of their performance and talked about what they had learnt and how they could improve on it.

Contributed by:

Jesslyn Wong, Centre Head
MOE Kindergarten @ Blangah Rise