April 28, 2017
by hwpsspecialists

Science Grade 1/2

Students in Grade 1/2 are currently exploring sounds and how they travel. We made telephones to help sounds vibrate along the string.

We found the sounds travelled longer distances if the string was tight.

We are really enjoying our new Science room – you’re always welcome to call in before or after school.


April 24, 2017
by hwpsspecialists

Foundation T2 Japanese

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.


一1 ( e che)                                                 六(roku)

二2 (knee)                                               七7 (nar nar/she che)

三3 (sun)                                                    八8 (ha che)

四4 (she/yon)                                            九9 (q)

五5 (gor)                                                    十10 (jew)


おはよう O hi yo – good morning

こんにちは Kon knee che wa – hello/good afternoon

こんばんは Kon ban wa – good evening

さようなら Sai yor na ra – goodbye

またあした Mar tar arsh ta – till tomorrow


Aka あか– red                                            Kiiro きいろ– yellow

Ao あお– blue                                            Murasaki むらさき– Purple

Orenji オレンジ– Orange                        Kuro くろ– black

Pinku ピンク– Pink                                  Shiro しろ– white

Midori みどり– green                              Chairo ちゃいろ– brown

April 24, 2017
by hwpsspecialists

Grade 12 T2 Japanese

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)


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)

April 24, 2017
by hwpsspecialists

Grade 34 T2 Japanese

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.

Japanese Fashion

ジャケット jaketto Jacket
コート ko-to Coat


wanpi-su One-piece Dress
ショーツ sho-tsu Shorts
スカート suka-to Skirt


ji-nzu Jeans
シャツ shatsu Shirt
T-シャツ T-shatsu T-shirt
セーター se-ta- Sweater
ぼうし boushi Hat / Cap
ネクタイ nekutai Necktie
ベルト beruto Belt
くつ kutsu Shoes
ブーツ bu-tsu Boots
くつした kutsushita Socks
スニーカー suni-ka- Sneakers
スリッパ surippa Slippers


__をきます。I wear ___ (__o ki mas)


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

April 24, 2017
by hwpsspecialists

Grade 56 T2 Japanese

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.  

Main Islands

ほっかいど – Hokkaido                                             しこく- Shikoku

ほんしゅう – Honshu                                                きゅうしゅう- Kyushu

Japanese Cities

とうきょう – Tokyo                                                    せんだい – Sendai

よこはま – Yokohama                                                 なら – Nara

おさか – Osaka                                                              なごや – Nagoya

きょうと – Kyoto                                                          さっぽろ- Sapporo

ひろしま – Hiroshima                                                 ながさき – Nagasaki


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

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