February 18, 2015
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Japanese Grade 5/6 Term 1

While students will be focusing on the Hiragana writing script, they will also be looking at Japanese currency and creating role plays.

Hiragana Characters

‘A’ Line             あ、い、う、え、お

‘KA’ Line          か、き、く、け、こ

‘SA’ Line          さ、し、す、せ、そ

‘TA’ Line          た、ち、つ、て、と

‘NA’ Line          な、に、ぬ、ね、の

‘HA’ Line          は、ひ、ふ、へ、ほ

‘MA’ Line         ま、み、む、め、も

‘YA’ Line          や、ゆ、よ

‘RA’ Line          ら、り、る、れ、ろ

‘WA’ Line         わ、を、ん

February 18, 2015
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Japanese Grade 1/2 Term 1

This term the language focus will be on names, months and animal zodiac signs.

Name – My Name is…

(Girls use) Watashiwa name desu.

(Boys use) Bokuwa name desu.

Months (gatsu)

January – ichi gatsu

February – ni gatsu

March – san gatsu

April – shi gatsu

May – go gatsu

June – roku gatsu

July – shichi gatsu

August – hachi gatsu

September – ku gatsu

October – jyu gatsu

November – jyu ichi gatsu

December – jyu ni gatsu

 

Zodiac Signs

Rat – nezumi

Cow – ushi

Tiger – tora

Rabbit – usagi

Dragon – ryu

Snake – hebi

Horse – uma

Sheep – hitsuji

Monkey – saru

Rooster – niwatori

Dog – inu

Pig – buta

 

February 17, 2015
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Students of the Week

A big congratulations to the following students who were given student of the week this week in specialist classes!

Japanese: Prep: Later this term once foundation are settled and attending assembly.
Art: Grade 3/4 Jem and Sophie W
Music: Grade 1/2: Kaitlyn G and Jordan A
PE: Grade 5/6: Grace

Well done!!!

February 17, 2015
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Grade 3/4 Japanese Topic and Vocab List Term 1

In this short first term, students will be furthering their knowledge of Japanese foods and eating habits. The vocabulary focus will be centred on Japanese foods.

Sushi – (o)sushi (o for politeness)

Green tea – ocha

Rice – gohan

Noodles – soba

Seaweed – nori

Dumplings – gyoza

Fish – sakana

Fruit – kudamono

Vegetables – yasai

Egg – tamanegi

February 17, 2015
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Foundation Japanese Topics

Foundation students will be introduced to some of the basics this term in Japanese.

Hai – yes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes in Japanese uses the same tune as the English version.

Head, shoulders, knees and toes (atama, kata, hiza, ashi)

Eyes and ears and mouth and nose (me to mimi to kuchi to hana)

atama, kata, hiza, ashi, hiza, ashi.

atama, kata, hiza, ashi, hiza, ashi.

me to mimi to kuchi to hana.

atama, kata, hiza, ashi, hiza, ashi.

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