29 Mar 2019

Mandarin Monthly Update #7

Year 1 – The next unit for 1W will be “Pets and Animals”.  Children will be able to participate in and contribute to shared reading and role play activities in Mandarin.  At the end of the unit, they should be familiar with a small bank of vocabulary including 狗,猫,鱼,兔,龙,虎, and etc.

Year 2 – Students in Year Two have started to learn 儿歌:花园,公园里,大象的朋友。 They have been reading and writing the following Chinese characters    大象,朋友,老虎,他们,一起,跳舞,认方向,东南西北. They are encouraged to practise writing these words at home.

Year 3 – Students in Year Three have started the unit of “stationery”. In addition to learning the vocabulary, students will begin to use appropriate measure words when talking about stationery in Mandarin.   

Year 4 – Students in Year Four have been learning vocabulary and sentences that are related to clothing and furniture. At the end of this unit, students should be able to describe the location of an object using positional or directional words.

Year 5 – Students in Year Five are learning how to describe people’s appearances by using appropriate nouns and adjectives in sentences.

Year 6 – Students in Year Six have started the Mandarin link in the exhibition unit. Each group came up with a list of tasks that they aim to accomplish during Mandarin lessons. Many of the students have made good progress with these tasks which may include using Mandarin in group names, slogans, banners, displays, posters and many other activities and actions.  

Y1 – The next unit for 1L will be “Pets and Animals”.  Children will be able to participate in and contribute to shared reading and role play activities in Mandarin.  At the end of the unit, they should be familiar with a small bank of vocabulary including 狗,猫,鱼,兔,龙,虎, and etc.

Y2 – Pets and Animals will be our next topic of study.  At the end of this topic , children should be able to respond to what animals they like and what pets they have at home.  They will also learn to read and write Chinese characters 兔子,猫,鸟,乌龟,仓鼠。。。。

Y3- Children had a great time making the booklets about colours and clothing .

Y4-  We are working on the topic of Food and Drinks.  There will be a lot of role play involved.

Y5-  We just finished the first chapter of 中文5.  Children produced a piece of writing based on shopping in a supermarket in Mandarin.

Y6- As part of the exhibition, the children have been formulating questionnaires, designing group posters and creating their own pages in Mandarin.

Y1 –  They have started learning about pets and animals. The children should be able to recognise characters like狗,猫,兔etc, and sing a few animal songs in Mandarin. 

Y2- Students in Year 2 have been learning about dates. They should be able to name 12 months and the weekdays in Mandarin. We have also shared the story “A very hungry caterpillar” in Mandarin.

Y3-  Students in Year 3 have learned the texts of “我会做的事”,“绕口令”,“人有两件宝” “小兔乖乖”(中文2 第六,七,十二课)。They have also been sharing stories in Mandarin.

Y4-  Students in Year 4 have finished 中文3。They have started learning “给爷爷的信”, “给亮亮的回信” (中文4 第一课)。They have also been practising letter writing in Chinese.

Y5-  Students in Year 5 have learned the texts of “学习华文要用心”,“文具的家”,“上课了”(小学华文2A 第八课,第九课)。They have also been sharing stories in Mandarin, some of which were created by the students.

Y6-  Students in Year 6 have finished their Chinese benchmark tests. They have started to do various work linked to their exhibition in Mandarin.

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/欢乐伙伴 $100 each
    • 中文 $100 each
    • Other Chinese books $ 75 each
  • Mandarin folders $25 each
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