July 27, 2016
by hwpsspecialists


invetebratesWelcome to Science, Hawthorn West Primary style!

Grade 12 students are exploring different types of animals and deciding which are invertebrates.

We went on a school safari and found earthworms, ants, grubs and many more animals.


July 14, 2016
by hwpsspecialists

Grade 56 Japanese T3 Vocab List

Grade 56s will be become more familiar with geography this term in Japanese by learning the continents, various countries and their flags and the patterns for saying nationalities. Students will also further their verb vocabulary with them learning to say their daily routine making sure to focus on Japanese word order and particles. 


日本 – Nihon (Japan)

オーストラリア- Ōsutoraria (Australia)

ニュージーランド- Nyūjīrando (NZ)

中国- Chugoku (China)

ベトナム- Betonamu (Vietnam)

フランス- Furansu (France)

イタリア- Itaria (Italy)

イングランド- Ingurando (England)

ギリシャ- Girisha (Greece)

エジプト-Ejiputo (Egypt)

南アフリカ- Minami Afurika (South Africa)

アメリカ – Amerika (America)



______人です。 – __ jin desu (I am ____)

___をはなします。- o hana shimasu. (I speak ____)


Verbs – Positive & Polite Form                                         

おきます- okimasu (to wake) 

行きます- ikimasu (to go)

かえります- kaerimasu (to return)

ねます- nemasu (to sleep)


July 14, 2016
by hwpsspecialists

Grade 34 Japanese T3 Vocab List

This term Grade 34 students will be developing their vocabulary and knowledge of grammar patterns for foods and weather types. Students will also become more familiar with Japanese eating habits and customs and will display their understanding through role plays.

Japanese Foods

Food –たべもの tabemono

Drink – のみもの nomimono

Sushi – おすし(o)sushi (o for politeness)

Tofu – とうふ tofu

Green tea – おちゃ ocha

Rice – ごはん gohan

Thin Noodles – そば soba 

Thick Noodles –うどん udon

Miso soup – みそしる misoshiru

Fish – さかな sakana

Fruit – くだもの kudamono

Vegetables – やさい yasai

­­­­­_____がすきです。(I Like ___) ga suki desu.

_____がすきじゃないです。(I don’t like ___) ga suki jyanai desu.


Weather types

はれ – hare (sunny)

くもり- kumori (cloudy)

あめ – ame (rainy)

ゆき- yuki (snowy)

かぜ- kaze (windy)

さむい – samui (cold)

あつい – atsui (hot)

あたたかい – atatakai (warm)

_____どです。(__ degrees) do desu.

July 14, 2016
by hwpsspecialists

Grade 12 Japanese Vocab List T3

This term Grade 12 students will be developing their knowledge of Japanese sports, the Olympics and days of week. Students will learn the vocabulary for topics, any appropriate grammar patterns and the kanji symbols for days of week.

Days of the Week

日曜日Sunday – nichi yobi

月曜日Monday – getsu yobi

火曜日Tuesday – ka yobi

水曜日Wednesday – sui yobi

木曜日Thursday – moku yobi

金曜日Friday – kin yobi

土曜日Saturday – do yobi


Natural Meaning

日 – sun                               木 – tree/wood

月 – moon                          金 – money/gold

火 – fire                               土 – soil

水 – water


Japanese Sports

からて- Karate (Karate)

じゅうどう – Jyu do (Judo)

すいえい – Suiei (Swimming)

すもう – Sumo (Sumo)

やきゅう – Yakyu (Baseball)

けんどう – Kendo (Kendo)


Non-Japanese Sports

スッポン – Supootsu (Sports)

テニス – Tenisu (tennis)

クリケット – Kuriketto (cricket)

ダンス- Dansu (dance)

サッカー – sakaa (soccer)

フットボール – futto booru (football)

バスケットボール – basuketto booru (basketball)

どんなスッポンをしますか。- dona supootsu o shimasu ka (Which sports do you play?)

____をします。- o shimasu. (I play ____)

July 14, 2016
by hwpsspecialists

Japanese T3 Vocab List – Foundation

For Term 3, Foundation students will learn to count and recognise all the Kanji symbols to twenty. Students will also learn the vocabulary and grammar patterns for topics such as fruit, vegetables and some stationary items. Culturally we will explore Japanese folk tales and special events.

Kanji Numbers

1一 ichi                                                               11十一 jyu ichi

2 二 ni                                                                 12十二jyu ni

3三 san                                                               13十三jyu san

4四 shi/yon                                                       14 十四jyu shi/yon

5五 go                                                                 15 十五jyu go

6六 roku                                                             16十六jyu roku

7七 nana/shichi                                               17 十七jyu nana/shichi

8八 hachi                                                           18 十八jyu hachi

9九 kyu                                                               19十九jyu kyu

10 十 jyu                                                             20 二十 ni jyu (2 lots of ten)


Stationary Items

ノート- nooto (notebook)

ほん – hon (book)

ふでばこ- fudebako (pencil case)

はさみ – hasami (scissors)

ものさし – monosashi (ruler)

えんぴつ – enpitsu (pencil)

えんぴつけずり– enpitsu kezuri (pencil sharpener)

いろえんぴつ– iro enpitsu (coloured pencils)

けしごむ – keshigomu (eraser)

のり – nori (glue)

ぺん – pen (pen)


______をください – ____ O kudasai (Can I please have the _______?)

______をかしてください。____ O kashite kudasai (Can I please borrow the _______?)



くだもの – kudamono (fruit)

もも – momo (peach)

りんご – ringo (apple)

みかん – mikan (mandarin)

さくらんぼ – sakuranbo (cherry)

バナナ – banana (banana)

なし – nashi (pear)

ぶどう – budo (grapes)

いちご – ichigo (strawberries)

すいか – suika (watermelon)



やさい – yasai (vegetables)

きゅうり- kyuri (cucumber)

じゃがいも- jagaimo (potato)

にんじん- ninjin (carrot)

たまねぎ – tamanegi (onion)

レタス – retasu (lettuce)


July 12, 2016
by hwpsspecialists

Art update- Grade 5/6

There is a real buzz in the art room as the grade 5/6 students have been working in teams to create a fashion label and outfit. They are developing skills in joining materials including sewing by hand or with the machine, hot glue, Velcro etc. They are using a variety of materials including fabric, ribbons, string, and sustainable/recycled such as foam, bubble wrap and cardboard. Thanks for any donations you have sent in! We are hoping to have a big fashion show in a few weeks time…stay tuned!

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July 12, 2016
by hwpsspecialists

Art update – Grade 3/4 Clay Manga

The grade 3/4s have been focusing on Japanese Manga art. They have created stylised portraits using pencils, fineliners and clay. Linking with maths and art through the sectioning of parts of the face to know where to place each feature, using a cube net as a canvas as well as making heads out of clay with 2 hemispheres joined together to make a sphere.  The students revised their skills in making pinch pots, coils and slabs out of clay and joining clay together securely using the 3’s- score/slip/smooth.Coco with her Manga head sphere step one Coil base for the neck of Manga head IMG_7303 IMG_7304 IMG_7521 IMG_7558 IMG_7560 IMG_7599 IMG_7601 IMG_7603 IMG_7604 Score slip smooth to join hemispheres

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