Students will develop their Japanese language by learning to count to ten, say greetings and the names for colours via songs. They will also learn to recognise and write the kanji symbols for numbers one to ten. Japanese folk tales and festivals will also be explored.
For the first few weeks of Term 2, students will learn to ask questions and describe themselves in terms of age and suburb. Later in the term Grade 1/2 students will also be learning more about classroom instructions by responding to and giving commands in Japanese.
なんさいですか。- How old are you? (narn sai des car?)
＿＿＿＿さいです。- I am __ years old (____sai des)
六さいです。- I am 6 years old (ro ku sai des)
七さいです。- I am 7 years old (nar nar saides)
八さいです。- I am 8 years old (hass sai des)
どくにすんでいますか。- Where do you live? (dor kor knee sun day e mas car?)
＿＿にすんでいます。- I live in ___ (___ knee sun day e mas)
ください – kudasai (please) – this is added after the command
This term students will be learning more about Japanese cultural icons and fashion. They will learning to say what they wear and becoming more familiar with hiragana by learning to sound out and write the correct stroke order for various lines.
This term students will be revisiting and extending their script knowledge by learning to sound out and write the correct stroke order for the hiragana alphabet. Grade 56 students will also develop a better understanding of Japan’s cities and their location in the World.