February 15, 2017
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Grade 56 Term 1 Japanese

This term the Grade 56 students will be focusing on developing their speaking skills through the food topic where they will be able to make role plays and further their vocabulary with grammar patterns. The hiragana for foods will also be explored.

Foods

たべもの – tar bear mono (food)                          のみもの – no me mono (drinks)

ごはん – gor harn (rice/meal)                                わさび – wa sar bee (wasabi)

すし – sue she (sushi)                                               さしみ – sa she me (raw fish)

くだもの – kudar mono (fruit)                                やさい – yasai (vegetables)

たまご – tar mar go (eggs)                                       さかな – sa car nar (fish)

とりにく- toe ree knee kur (chicken)                     うどん – u dorn (noodles)

Likes/Patterns

____をたべます。- or tar bear mas. ( I eat _)

____をたべません。- or tar bear mar sen. ( I don’t eat __)

__をのみます。- or no me mas. ( I drink _)

__をのみません。- or no me mar sen. ( I don’t drink __)

____がすきですか。 – ga ski des car (do you like ____?)

____がすきです。 – ga ski des (I like)

____がだいすきです。- ga die ski des (I love)

____がすきじゅないです。 – ga ski jya nai des (I don’t like)

February 13, 2017
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Grade 12 Japanese Term 1

During Term One students will be revisiting numbers and their patterns. Students will then learn the Japanese vocabulary for family members and various grammar patterns.

Kanji Numbers

1一 ( e che)                                                         11十一 (jew e che)       

2 二 (knee)                                                         12十二 (jew knee)

3三 (sun)                                                            13十三 (jew sun)

4四 (she/yon)                                                    14 十四 (jew she)

5五 (gor)                                                             15 十五 (jew gor)

6六 (roku)                                                          16十六 (jew roku)

7七 (nar nar/she che)                                      17 十七 (jew nar nar)

8八 (ha che)                                                      18 十八 (jew ha che)

9九 (q)                                                                19十九 (jew q)

10 十 (jew)                                                         20 二十 (knee jew) – 2 lots of ten

Family Members

おかあさん – mother (or car sun)

おとうさん – father (or tor sun)

おばあさん – grandmother (or bar sun)

おじいさん – grandfather (or gee sun)

おにいさん – older brother (or knee sun)

おねえさん – older sister (or ner sun)

おとうと – younger brother (or tor tor)

いもうと – younger sister (e mor tor)

だれですか。- Who’s that? (dar rer des car?)

何人ですか。- How many people? (nun kneen des car?)

February 13, 2017
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Foundation Term 1 Japanese

Foundation students will be introduced to some basic Japanese language and songs this term as well as bettering their cultural understanding of Japan.

Head, shoulders, knees and toes

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

Head, shoulders, knees and toes (r tar mar, kar tar, he zar, r she)

Eyes and ears and mouth and nose (mer tor mimi tor ku che tor ha nar)

r tar mar, kar tar, he zar, r she.

r tar mar, kar tar, he zar, r she.

mer tor mimi tor ku che tor ha nar.

r tar mar, kar tar, he zar, r she.

Kanji numbers

The shape of Kanji numbers will be introduced this term whereas their sounds will be taught in Term Two.

Numbers

一 1                                                                           六 6

二 2                                                                       七 7

三 3                                                                           八 8

四 4                                                                           九 9

五 5                                                                           十 10 

October 4, 2016
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Grade 56 Japanese Term 4

This term Grade 56s will learn to describe cities, places and things by learning the Japanese vocabulary for adjectives and better understanding the construction of these sentences. Students will also use Hiragana Characters more by translating written words and phrases and creating their own sentences using suitable word order.

Hiragana Lines To Focus On

‘NA’ Line       な、に、ぬ、ね、の – na, ni, nu, ne, no

‘HA’ Line       は、ひ、ふ、へ、ほ – ha, hi, fu, he, ho

‘MA’ Line       ま、み、む、め、も – ma, mi, mu, me, mo

‘YA’ Line       や、ゆ、よ – ya,yu,yo

‘RA’ Line        ら、り、る、れ、ろ – ra, ri, ru, re, ro

‘WA’ Line       わ、を、ん – wa, o, n

 

Adjectives

たのしい – tanoshi (fun)

やさい – yasai (easy/relaxed)

かわいい – kawaii (cute)

こわい – kowai (scary)

へん – hen (strange)

おおきい – ookii (big)

ちさい – chisai (small)

あつい – atsui (hot)

さむい – samui (cold)

 

Thing は adjective です。(Thing wa adjective desu.)

ねずみちさいです。Mice are small.

とうきょうおおきいです。Tokyo is big.

October 4, 2016
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Grade 34 Japanese Term 4

This term Grade 34 students will be developing their understanding of the Hiragana writing script by learning the systematic order of lines a-ho and to read and write these characters neatly. Students will also become more familiar with Japanese technology by learning brands and showcasing their learning through projects and other presentations.

Hiragana Characters – focus this term

* A Koala Sleeps Though Nearby His Mother Yells Really Wildly (Helps to remember the line order)

‘A’ Line             あ、い、う、え、お – a, i, u, e, o

‘KA’ Line          か、き、く、け、こ – ka, ki, ku, ke, ko

‘SA’ Line          さ、し、す、せ、そ – sa, shi, su, se, so

‘TA’ Line          た、ち、つ、て、と – ta, chi, tsu, te, to

‘NA’ Line          な、に、ぬ、ね、の – na, ni, nu, ne, no

‘HA’ Line          は、ひ、ふ、へ、ほ – ha, hi, fu, he, ho

Remaining Lines

‘MA’ Line         ま、み、む、め、も – ma, mi, mu, me, mo

‘YA’ Line          や、ゆ、よ – ya,yu,yo

‘RA’ Line          ら、り、る、れ、ろ – ra, ri, ru, re, ro

‘WA’ Line         わ、を、ん – wa, o, n

 

Japanese Brands

とよた – Toyota

ほんだ – Honda

みつびし – Mitsubishi

にっさん – Nikon

すずき- Suzuki

としば – Toshiba

かんおん – Canon

にんてんど – Nintendo

にこん – Nikon

やまは- Yamaha

ふじつ – Fujitsu

October 4, 2016
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Grade 12 Japanese Term 4

This term the language focus for Grade 12s will be centered around months and zodiac signs. Students will learn to pronounce new terms and patterns whilst bettering their kanji writing for months. Hiragana Characters will also be taught with students learning to sound out, match and write the first four lines.

Months (gatsu)                                                 Kanji Number + 月 = month

January                一月     ichi gatsu

February              二月     ni gatsu

March                   三月     san gatsu

April                       四月     shi gatsu

May                       五月     go gatsu

June                      六月     roku gatsu

July                       七月     shichi gatsu

August                  八月     hachi gatsu

September          九月     ku gatsu

October               十月     jyu gatsu

November          十一月   jyu ichi gatsu

December           十二月  jyu ni gatsu

 

Zodiac Signs

Rat – ねずみ (nezumi)

Cow – うし (ushi)

Tiger – とら (tora)

Rabbit – うさぎ (usage)

Dragon – りゅう (ryu)

Snake – へび (hebi)

Horse – うま (uma)

Sheep – ひつじ (hitsuji)

Monkey – さる (saru)

Rooster – にわとり (niwatori)

Dog – いぬ (inu)

Pig – ぶた (buta)

_____どしです。______doshidesu (My zodiac sign is _______)

 

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

た、ち、つ、て、と – ta, chi, tsu, te, to

October 4, 2016
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Foundation Japanese Term 4

For the final term of the year, Foundation students will learn the Japanese vocabulary for animals, pets and preferences. Students will also be introduced to the Japanese writing script called Hiragana where their sounds and characters will be explored. Culturally we will develop a better understanding of Japanese animals and their folk tales.

Animals & Pets

いぬ – inu (dog)

ねこ – neko (cat)

うま – uma (horse)

うさぎ – usagi (rabbit)

さかな – sakana (fish)

とり- tori (bird)

もるもと- morumotto (guinea pig)

ぬずみ – nezumi (mouse)

うし – ushi (cow)

たぬき- tanuki (raccoon dog)

つる – tsuru (crane)

 

Preferences & Patterns

_____がすきです。_____ga suki desu. (I like _______)

_____がすきじゃないです。_____ga suki jyanai desu. (I dislike _______)

なんですか。Nan desu ka? (What is that?)

ペートがいますか。Petto ga imasuka? (Do you have a pet?)

はい、____がいます。Hai _____ ga imasu. (Yes I have a _____.)

いいえ、いません。Iie, imasen. (No I don’t.)

 

Hiragana Characters

あ、い、う、え、お                (a, i, u, e, o)

か、き、く、け、こ                (ka, ki, ku, ke, ko)

August 9, 2016
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Science Grades 5/6

Light is all around us.

The students in Grades 5/6 have been exploring the different types of magnetic rays, including visible light.

We have passed light through glass to refract it and observe the many colours on the light spectrum.

Many of us are wondering why the moon looks lit up

light colours

July 14, 2016
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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.

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