Languages

Chinese (Mandarin) Semester One 2018

Foundation

Foundation students covered topics including greetings, basic self-introductions such as name and age, expressing gratitude such as ‘thanks’, farewells, feelings, family members, songs and rhymes with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Classroom activities included games, competitions, craftworks, singing and celebrations of Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Year 1

Year 1 students covered topics including like/dislike of colours, greetings, self-introductions and feelings in Chinese with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Classroom activities included games, competitions, craftworks, singing and celebrations of Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Year 2

Year 2 students covered topics including fruits, classroom instructions, greetings and self-introductions through structured conversations/sentences with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Classroom activities included games, competitions, craftworks, reciting a rhyme and telling a story about fruits, and celebrations of Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Year 3

Year 3 students learned a part of the story ‘Little Chicken’ with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. They answered the question ‘Where did the little chicken live?’ using phrases indicating locations, and focused on the features of language such as repetition. Classroom activities included games, competitions, craftworks and celebrations of Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Year 4

Year 4 students learned a part of the story ‘A Little Cat Looking for a Home’ to build on their vocabulary of animals, actions, feelings and family members with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Classroom activities included games, competitions and celebrations of Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Year 5

Year 5 Chinese second language learners learned a part of the story ‘How do I get there?’ with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. They learned basic introductions for a friend and started to build up their location and transportation related vocabulary. Chinese background language learners created a poster to show facts about China. Classroom activities included projects, games and celebrations of Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Year 6

Year 6 students learned about the topic of shopping through their study of the fable ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’. They focused on specifying the quantity or type of fruit/vegetable when selecting from options, confirming prices and recognising Chinese currency. Classroom activities included Kahoot game creation and celebrations of Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

                              

                                                                                                         

 

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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