LOTE - Japanese

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 Term 2:

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Prep/Year 1年目と2年目

1-Nen-me to 2-nen-me​


(Year 2 – will continue on recipes and cooking as well as these new topics)

Numbers review; Kanji; greetings; the FARM and festivals

In this unit of work our focus will be on listening to the sounds and patterns of the Japanese language through language-rich activities such as rhymes, stories, on-line resources and worksheets. Through repetition the students will begin to identify frequently used words and non-verbal communication strategies.   

 The students will: 

  • Extend general greetings and farewell, short conversations using bowing and respond to simple questions – how are you? How old are you?
  • Listen for key words in stories and songs and determine their meaning. 
  • Continue counting in Japanese & learning Kanji.
  • Learn about relevant festivals – Children's Day (boy festival 5/5)
  • Learn the names of farm animals and their colour; through stories; on-line resources and worksheets.


Years 3年目と4年目

3-Nen-me to 4-nen-me​


Greetings/conversations review; Numbers; Colours & festivals. New work – Hiragana alphabet – recognize and learn to write in correct stroke order – a line and ka line

In this unit of work our focus is on listening to sounds and patterns of the Japanese language through language-rich activities such as rhymes, stories, on-line resources and worksheets. Through repetition the students will begin to identify and learn to write frequently used words, numbers, colours and Hiragana alphabet.

The students will:

  • Review greetings and farewells; short conversations.
  • Review Kanji - read and write numbers. 1 – 20; review colours.
  • Respond to questions about their name, age, and how they are.
  • Festivals – Children's Day 5/5; (boys' day)
  • Hiragana alphabet – a, i u e o; ka ki k ke ko simple words – stroke order recognise, read, write in grid books.

Year 5年目

5-Nen-me​

Hiragana alphabet – recognizing; reading; writing.

Families – learning names of family members; family tree.

Conversations, counting, colours.

In this unit of work our focus will be on simple self-introductions while learning a little about Japanese culture – family members and traditions. Students will recognize, read and write the hiragana alphabet and Kanji for numbers, Focus will be on the hiragana alphabet and stroke order. 

 The students will:  

  • Revise counting and writing kanji numbers and colours.
  • Respond to questions and extend short conversations.    
  • Learn about Japanese Families – names; traditions; family trees Hiragana alphabet – a, i u e o; ka ki k ke ko; sa shi su se so; ta chi tsu te to.  simple words – stroke order and recognising.
  • Memory games; on-line resources and videos to consolidate
  • Assessment – Create an on-line family tree document or Power-point with Japanese pictures, labels and phrases.

 

Year 6年目​
6-Nen-me​


Hiragana script – recognise; read; write all forty-six symbols

Conversations – extending and practice. Name; age; school; interests

Housing in Japan – architecture; vocab – etc.

In this unit of work our focus will be on conversations in pairs while learning about about Japanese culture – Houses and Architecture – traditional housing – ryokan; temples; tatami mats; onsens etc.

Students will continue to practice Hiragana for Japanese words as well as Katakana for foreign words.  Focus will be on the hiragana alphabet. 

 The students will: 

  • Continue to work on making short conversations. Create a Power-point for assessment on what they have learnt so far.
  • Housing and Architecture in Japan – traditional and modern – research task to draw a traditional Japanese home and label.
  • Hiragana writing – on-line resources and videos to practise the alphabet. Students will recognize, read and write with correct stroke order – the entire Hiragana alphabet.  ​

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