Languages

CHINESE (Mandarin) SEMESTER TWO 2018

Foundation students learned numbers 1-10, colours, classroom instructions in Chinese, simple Chinese character strokes and character formation. They consolidated their understanding of greetings, basic self-introductions, farewells, family members and feelings. Classroom activities included games, craftworks, singing, Chinese Moon Festival celebrations and teacher modelled comparisons between Christmas and Chinese New Year celebrations.

Year 1 students learned body parts vocabulary, the numbers 1-20 and the counting word ‘个’ in Chinese with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. They investigated the Chinese rhyme ‘Good Friends’ and simple Chinese strokes and characters. Classroom activities included games, craftworks, singing, Chinese Moon Festival celebrations and teacher modelled comparisons between Christmas and Chinese New Year celebrations.

Year 2 students explored drinks vocabulary through a story and song. They focused on building new words by combining familiar meanings such as apple + juice = apple juice. Students learned numbers up to 100 in Chinese and Chinese strokes and characters. They investigated the song ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ in Chinese. Classroom activities included games, craftworks, singing, Chinese Moon Festival celebrations and teacher modelled comparisons between Christmas and Chinese New Year celebrations.

Year 3 Chinese Second Language learners continued to build upon their animal, action and feeling-related vocabulary through learning the story ‘Little Chicken’ with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. They focused on basic descriptions of a pet or an animal in Chinese. Chinese Background Language learners wrote a short story about a little chicken. Classroom activities included role-plays, craftworks, Chinese Moon Festival celebrations and basic comparisons between Christmas and Chinese New Year celebrations.

Year 4 Chinese Second Language learners continued to build upon their Chinese vocabulary and sentence patterns in relation to animals, actions, family members and feelings including likes/dislikes. They focused on the story ‘A Little Cat Looking for a Home’ with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Chinese Background Language learners wrote a short story about a little cat. Classroom activities included eBook creation, role-plays, craftworks, Chinese Moon Festival celebrations and basic comparisons between Christmas and Chinese New Year celebrations.

Year 5 Chinese Second Language learners continued to build their identification and transportation related vocabulary through learning the story ‘How do I get there?’ with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Chinese Background Language learners wrote a short story about overcoming difficulties. Classroom activities included games, projects, craftworks, Chinese Moon Festival celebrations and comparisons between Christmas and Chinese New Year celebrations.

Year 6 Chinese Second Language learners continued to learn the fable ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’ in Chinese, exploring the topics of sports and hobbies. Chinese Background Language learners wrote a self-created fable ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’ in Chinese. Classroom activities included Kahootz game creation, iMovie creation, Chinese Moon Festival celebrations and comparisons between Christmas and Chinese New Year celebrations.

                              

                                                                                                         

 

FRENCH  Years  5 and 6

Students are introduced to the French language in Year 5 and 6. During the first semester, it is intended that students will familiarise themselves with the alphabet, the numbers  0 – 100, and prepositions. There is a strong emphasis on learning verbs and pronouns to help develop their understanding of the language. Students will learn about the language associated with introducing and describing family members as part of their Semester 1 assessment task.

 

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Glendal Primary School