April 13, 2016
by hwpsspecialists

Grade 56 Japanese Term 2

Grade 56s will be exploring verbs and their negative forms this term in Japanese and actively using them in class role plays and presentations. Students will also be using Hiragana writing scripts to read and write to our sister school and use the Palaygo program to email others to test Japanese verbs, word order and Hiragana Characters.

Verbs – Positive Form                                    Verbs – Negative Form (masu goes to masen)

たべます- tabemasu (eat)                            たべません- tabemasen ( don’t eat) 

のみます- nomimasu (drink)                      のみません- nomimasen (don’t drink) 

見ます– memasu (watch)                                見ません– memasen (don’t watch)              

します- shimasu (do)                                     しません- shimasen (don’t do) 

かきます- kakimasu (write)                           かきません- kakimasen (don’t write) 

よみます- yomimasu (read)                           よみません- yomimasen (don’t read) 

はなします- hanashimasu (speak)                   はなしません- hanashimasen (don’t speak)

ききます- kikimasu (listen)                             ききません- kikimasen (don’t listen) 


Japanese Word Order – subject-object-verb (verb always goes to the end)

I went to the park. (English)

I the park went to. (Japanese)

Use this word order to assist when using the Palaygo email site: home.palaygo.com


Hiragana Characters – Lines 5-8

‘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

April 13, 2016
by hwpsspecialists

Grade 34 Japanese Term 2

This term Grade 34s will be learning the language to give and respond to various commands in Japanese as well as learning more about natural disasters through role plays and projects. Students will also become more confident using Japanese hand gestures and learning about their body language.

Classroom Instructions

ください – kudasai (please) – this is added after the command

みって- mitte (look)

きって- kitte (listen)

よんで – yonde (read)

いって- itte (speak)

すっわて- suwatte (sit)

たって- tatte (stand up)

やめて – yamete (stop)

かいて- kaite (write)


てをあげて – te o agete (hands up)

ドアをあけて – doa o akete (open the door)

ドアをしめて– doa o shimete (close the door)

しずかにして – shizukani shite (be quiet)


Natural Disasters

じしん – jishin (earthquake)

たいふ – taifu (typhoon)

かざん – kazan (volcano)

つなみ – tsunami (tsunami)

April 13, 2016
by hwpsspecialists

Grade 12 Japanese Term 2

Grade 12 students will be learning to ask and respond to grammar patterns this term in Japanese. Students will be focusing on introducing themselves by saying appropriate greetings, their name and age through role plays while developing their cultural knowledge.

Conversation Starters

おなまえは? – What’s your name? (onamaewa)

はじめまして。- Nice to meet you (hajimemashite)



ぼくは_____です。- My name is, boys use (bokuwa___desu)

わたしは____です。- My name is, girls use (watashiha___desu)

____さいです。- I am __ years old (____saidesu)

六さいです。- I am 6 years old (roku saidesu)

七さいです。- I am 7 years old (nana saidesu)

八さいです。- I am 8 years old (hass saidesu)


Hiragana Characters

あ、い、う、え、お – a, i, u, e, o

か、き、く、け、こ – ka, ki, ku, ke ko

さ、し、す、せ、そ – sa, shi, su, se, so

April 13, 2016
by hwpsspecialists

Foundation Japanese Term 2

Students will further develop their Japanese language by learning to count to ten, say greetings and the names for colours. They will also learn to write and recognise the Kanji numbers one to ten. Themes such as Japanese folk tales and festivals will also be explored.


一1 ichi

二2 ni 

三3 san

四4 shi

五5 go


七7 nana/shichi

八8 hachi

九9 kyu

十10 jyu 



おはようOhayo – good morning

こんにちはKonnichiwa – hello/good afternoon

こんばんはKonbanwa – good evening

さようならSayonara – goodbye

またあしたMata ashita – till tomorrow



Aka – red

Ao – blue

Orenji – Orange

Pinku – Pink

Murasaki – Purple

Midori – green

Kiiro – yellow

Shiro – white

Kuro – black

Chairo – brown

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