Welcome back to Term 4!
This term in Japanese our lovely Prep classes will be concentrating on how to write their names in Hiragana as well as learning to write some other popular greeting words. They will be learning some Maths ‘Geometry’ shape names in Japanese and will be playing a variety of Japanese Maths activities. They will continue to learn all about Japanese customs and culture, as well as making some interesting origami objects.
Years 1 and 2 are learning how to tell the time on the hour and half hour in Japanese. They will also be learning the Japanese names of a variety of animals and will be adding interesting adjectives to their Japanese sentences and conversations. Year 1 and 2 students will also be looking at how to construct positional sentences in Japanese. For example: The cat is on top of the box. Students will also learn to write these positional words (up, down, middle, under, in front, beside, on, etc.) in Kanji.
Years 3 and 4 are learning the days of the week, months of the year and dates in Japanese. They will be able to ask and answer a variety of questions related to their birthdays. They will learn how to write the days of the week in Japanese Kanji characters. They will also be learning how to tell the time on the hour, half hour and in 5, 10 and 15-minute intervals.
Years 5 and 6 will be learning the next Japanese alphabet called ‘Katakana’ this alphabet is used when writing foreign words that do not originate from Japan (words such as coffee, cheese, cake, hamburger, jam, soup, salad, McDonalds etc. are all written in Katakana). Year 5 and 6 classes will also be playing the fun ‘Shopping Game’. This game involves students using their Japanese conversational skills to move around the game board. Students must buy a variety of shopping items, pay for these items using Japanese money and only speak in Japanese. Year 5 and 6 students will also learn how to write the days of the week in Kanji.
Looking forward to an AMAZING Term 4.
Please keep an eye out for some examples of your child’s wonderful Japanese work on Seesaw.