30 Nov 2018

Mandarin Monthly Update #4

Year 1 –  Our next unit will be “Colours”. By the end of this unit, students should be able to name basic colours in Mandarin and use colour vocabulary in simple sentences such as “I like … “, “I don’t like…”, “my mum likes…”, and etc.

Year 2 – Students in Year Two will continue to improve and expand their vocabulary by learning the following sight words: 风云雨雪电天地春夏秋冬,的说是色花妈。Please encourage them to practise reading and writing these words at home.

Year 3 – Students in Year Three have been learning how to tell time in Mandarin. They should be able to use 点,分,半,刻 in their sentences. They have also been learning vocabulary for various sports and leisure activities so that they can talk to friends about their daily routines.

Year 4 – Students in Year Four will continue with the unit of “Stationery”. They will learn to use appropriate measure words to describe stationery items.

Year 5 – Students in Year Five have completed the unit “What do we learn in school?”. Their next unit will be “Where are you from?”. They will have opportunities to interview classmates to exchange information about each other’s nationalities and languages that they can speak.

Year 6 – Students in Year Six have completed the units “Weather” and “School”. Their next unit will be “hobbies and sports”. At the end of the unit, they should be able to chat to people about their favourite sports activities and what they like to do in their spare time

Y1 – Students in Year One have been learning to count numbers up to ten in Mandarin. They have also been practising reading and writing these numbers in Chinese characters. In the next unit, “family”, they will be able to understand that sharing of family information helps them to connect with others in class.

Y2 – The topics we are working on are “My Family” and learning the stroke orders. Children should be able to write 妈,爸,哥,姐,弟,妹。

Y3- We are learning Pin Yin and rhymes 拍皮球。

Y4-  We are working on our first topic 我的房间。We emphasise the layout of our living space. Students will be able to describe what furniture is in each room.

Y5-  We started 中文4 chapter five 小马过河和折筷子。

Y6- We started 中文6 chapter five 巨人的花园和老鼠开会。

Y1 –  Our next unit will be “Colours”. By the end of this unit, students should be able to name basic colours in Mandarin and use colour vocabulary in simple sentences such as “I like … “, “I don’t like…”, “my mum likes…”, and etc.

Y2- Students in Year 2 have been learning a lot about weather. They should be able to recognise the words: 天气,风,雨,伞。They have also been practising their Chinese character recognition and strokes for writing.

Y3-  Students in Year 3 have learned the texts of “中文学校真是好”,“教室里”,and “我长大了”(中文2 第二课)。The students are practising writing letters in Chinese.

Y4-  Students in Year 4 have learned the texts of “我是谁”,“静夜思”,“登鹳雀楼“and ”壶盖为什么会动“(中文2第五,七,八课)。We have also been practising composition writing:”露营”.  They are encouraged to borrow and read Chinese books.

Y5-  Students in Year 5 have learned the texts of “捉太阳“,”小兔吃菜“,and “我的晚餐“(小学华文2A 第6,7课)。The students have tried hard to create google slides on their own 晚餐 and presented in class. They are encouraged to borrow and read Chinese books.

Y6-  Students in Year 6 have reviewed the topics of “我的家(地方”)“,which include 不同的房间,家具,以及家的附近facilities.  They have also been practising composition writing: “我的家“,”露营“ 。They are encouraged to borrow and read Chinese books.

Getting organised for Mandarin lessons

If your child has been given a Mandarin folder (including textbooks, activity books and exercise books), she/he needs to bring it to every Mandarin lesson.

Home Learning

  • All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.
  • Home learning is now given out in the year group weekly update under the heading Home Learning. It is the responsibility of the students to check the weekly update and make sure that they finish their home learning before the due date.
  • The amount of home learning varies from class to class. It usually includes reading aloud, copying Chinese characters, writing sentences, reading storybooks, writing book reports etc. Some classes will have weekly written tasks while other classes may be given oral practice only.
  • Please let your teacher know if you have trouble completing your home learning on time.

Taking Care of Books  

The replacement costs for books lost are as follows:

  • Chinese Made Easy textbook $250 each
  • Chinese Made Easy activity book $150 each
  • 小学华文 $100 each
  • 中文 $100 each
  • Other Chinese books $ 75 each
  • Mandarin folders $25 each

 

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