Languages

All classes from Years 1 to 5 at Mount Martha PS participate in Japanese language lessons for one hour per fortnight. As well as one hour fortnightly lessons, students in Year 6 learn Japanese and Indonesian through the ILPIC (Innovative Learning Program in Clusters) program with Dromana Secondary College. This entails weekly 45-minute lessons, with language lessons via video-link or with language teacher and native assistant each fortnight.

 

Japanese is taught via teacher instruction, language videos, songs and games. Students apply that knowledge during conversation activities, listening tasks, team quizzes, games and written activities. Classes are given the opportunity to learn about the Japanese writing system and also learn about Japanese culture, such as annual festivals and origami. Students are encouraged to participate through interactive, cooperative-based learning activities.

 

Topics studied at each year level in Japanese.

 

2016

Prep

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Term 1

Greetings

Name & Age

Simple introduction

Body parts

Greetings

Emotions

Days of week

Months

Seasons

Festivals

Greetings

Introductions

Classroom instructions

Greetings

Numbers

Japanese/

Indonesian

Greetings

Numbers

Term 2

Big/Small

Drum song

Weather

Poem/chant

My family

Zoo animals

Hobbies
Foods

Numbers

Time

Folk tales

Hobbies/

Sports/

Self-

introductions

Colours

Animals

Term 3

Colours

At the beach

Likes/dislikes:

Food/animals

Colours

Olympics

Shapes

Body parts

Clothes

Toys/games

Houses

The family

Animals/pets

Adjectives

Japanese/

Indonesian

Greetings

Numbers

Term 4

Classroom instructions

Houses

Numbers/

greetings Places & Transport

Numbers to 20

Personal information

Dialogue w greetings & introduction

Going to Japan

Food/shopping

Hiragana

Colours

Body parts

Colours

Animals

 

Every week, the LOTE club operates between 1-1:30 at Thursday lunchtimes, Fun participation and the LOTE leaders assist the teacher to run a mixture of language and cultural activities.

 

Check out our Langages blog to find out more about what our students are learning.   http://bnickeas.global2.vic.edu.au