In 2019, our LOTE (Japanese) program is now offered to students from Prep to Year 6 with weekly lessons taught by a specialist teacher.
Students at St Agatha's will learn and engage in the following fun activities during Terms 1 & 2:-
Prep: Focus will be on greetings; festivals; lunar zodiac calendar and numbers.
Year One/Two: Focus - Year of the Cow/Ox; Daruma Dolls – good luck and goals; kanji symbols and Hiragana alphabet; festivals.
Year 3/Four: Focus - Year of the cow/ox; customs of greetings and introductory conversations; Hiragana alphabet – read and write; festivals; Japanese history & culture
Year 5: Focus - Samurai code of conduct; year of the cow/ox; Daruma Dolls – goals and good fortune; Hiragana intense learning and recognition; Kanji recognition of high frequency symbols; Mapping & culture; conversations & pair work.
Year 6: Focus – Short conversations; listening and reading activities; 3 x alphabets; History; culture and festivals. Lunar calendar; classroom rules and items; anime; mapping and looking at similarities and differences between our two lands, cultures.