October 13, 2014
This term the focus for Foundation students will be on developing vocabulary with the topics of zoo animals and foods. Students will also be introduced to Hiragana characters and they will learn more about Japanese folk tales and customs.
Grade 12s will be learning new vocabulary this term for weather, adjectives and time. Students will also be developing their writing and understanding of Kanji and Hiragana characters.
This term students will learn more about Japanese sports. Grade 34s will also continue working on their reading and writing of Hiragana Characters.
Grade 56s will be revising all Hiragana Characters this term. Students will also develop their understanding of the Japanese school system as we hope to skype our sister school.
July 31, 2014
This term the focus for Foundation students will be on developing vocabulary with the topics being fruits, vegetables and farm animals. Students will engage with technology and sing songs to help them grasp the new words and themes.
Grade 12s will be learning new vocabulary this term for months and seasons and they will also be developing their writing and understanding of Kanji characters.
Students will be learning to say and understand numerous classroom commands this term through role plays and other technology. Grade 34s will also develop their reading and writing of Hiragana Characters.
The Grade 56s will go through all lines of Hiragana Characters this term with the focus being on ten tens. Students will make good use of ICT programs such as Quizlet and other IPad apps to better Hiragana writing and stroke order.
June 5, 2014
ichi, ni, san, shi, go, roku, nana, hachi, Kyu, jyu.
Aka – red
Ao – blue
Orenji – Orange
Pinku – Pink
Murasaki – Purple
Midori – green
Kiiro – yellow
Shiro – white
Kuro – black
Chairo – brown
May 20, 2014
This term all students are working hard on their various topics to better grasp the Japanese language and develop their cultural understanding.
This term foundation students will continue to develop their vocabulary and knowledge of Japan. They are focusing on learning to say and recognise numbers, greetings and colours in Japanese and becoming more aware of cultural festivals.
Students will learn to say and identify family members, pets and adjectives in Japanese this term. Grade 1/2 students will also learn to recognise and write various kanji characters.
This term grade 3/4 students will further broaden their Japanese vocabulary by learning to say various grammar patterns and developing a better awareness of Japan’s geographical location and cities.
Students have shown great commitment to learning hiragana characters this year and this will continue this term. Grade 5/6 students will also become more familiar with the Japanese vocabulary for continents and countries to guide them in better understanding the world around them.
March 26, 2014
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Once again the hiragana writing script is being revisited. Students have been perfecting their stroke order and better matching the hiragana characters with their correct sounds.
March 26, 2014
This term students have been developing their language skills for fashion and better understanding what clothes people wear in Japan.
March 19, 2014
Students have been focusing on classroom objects and stationary this term in Japanese with them being able to ask permission to borrow things.
May 21, 2013
1/2C and 1/2 H working on their animal wordsearch
Last week in the Japanese classroom, Foundation and Grade 1/2 have been learning about animals and the sounds they make. The YouTube link can be accessed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7sxMVqIq3s
This week, we played animals bingo and it was a great way for us to remember the animal names!
Grade 3/4 and 5/6 learnt how to say the months of the year last week, and this week we are learning how to say the dates of the month which is a little bit tricky! You can watch this YouTube link again to help you remember the irregular dates that don’t follow a pattern: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM8i9jinE5k
Don’t forget!! We can also sing the dates song to help us remember the irregular dates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ6daiEil8M