PLC students have worked hard to remember five key words in Japanese throughout the Term.
As a summary of the unit, each student demonstrated their speaking skills by saying Konnichiwa (Hello) and Sayounara (Goodbye) with a bow, and counting Ichi (One), Ni (Two) and San (Three). As a part of cultural learning, students were introduced to a Japanese folktale called 'The Rolling Rice Ball'. After watching the video of the Japanese folktale, students shared their favourite parts of the story, and talked about the cultural aspects they found.
SLC students have learned about Sakura (Cherry blossom) and developed their appreciation towards the fragility and beauty of the nature.
In this unit, students investigated the relationship between Sakura and the Japanese culture. Firstly, students explored the Japanese Flower Viewing culture called Hanami. Then, students read the Japanese children's book called Sakura's Cherry Blossom to enrich their understanding about Sakura and the Japanese culture. As a summary of the unit, all SLC students contributed to make a big Sakura tree in the learning community. I hope this Sakura tree reminds students to continue doing their best.
CLC students have worked hard to be able to introduce themselves in Japanese. As a summary of the unit, students did a roleplay with their partners using self-introduction sentences in Japanese. It was amazing to see that everyone joined in this activity and performed well.
Students also practiced writing their names in various ways such as creating Japanese name tags for their lockers and self-portrait posters. At the end of the term, students explored the Setsubun which is a bean throwing festival to get rid of a bad luck and welcome a good luck for the household. Students made the Oni display as a part of the Setsubun celebration.
YYLC explored the map of Japan, learned about the three major Japanese cities: Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Students worked in a pair to do some research about these cities and found places they would like to visit one day! Next term, students will begin learning the language needed to say where they will go and what activities they will do on their 'virtual trip' to Japan.