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.
I have attached links for each of the types of art we are studying. Enjoy!
Japanese Girls or Dolls day. Click on the dash for the link.
Next up- The foundation students will be doing a collage-painting of their family in a location they love to go to. Please check out their Japanese art in the Foundation classrooms as well as their feelings posters. They drew each other acting out a feeling for their class poster.
Grade 1/2s will be doing Matisse style people by posing for each doing their favourite activity. Some of the art work is on display in the main building by 1/2L and 1/2N.
Grade 3/4s – they have loved learning about art and mindfulness through Zentangle inspired art and will be learning about mandala art.
Grade 5/6s are completing abstract watercolours with a historical local building drawn using 2 point perspective in fineliner over the top. This connects to their class inquiry unit on Community. 2 Point perspective- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cqHsIYuP5M