At the start of Term 1, all students at Mernda Park Primary learnt about Japanese New Year. Students explored how people celebrate new years following traditional Japanese cultures.
They also learnt that 2021 is the year of the ox/ cow and then explored Japanese Zodiac Signs. Students identified what their Japanese zodiac signs are as well as their family's.
The Second topic SLC students learnt in Term 1 was colour. Students learnt four colours in Japanese and practiced their speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills in the lessons. We also started learning a song called "If you're happy and you know it" in Japanese. Students have been enjoying participating in singing and we will continue practicing this song in the next term.
The second topic CLC students learnt in Term 1 was Children’s Day celebration in Japan. Students explored what Children’s Day is for and how people in Japan celebrate. In this week’s lesson, students had an opportunity to create a Koi fish kite which is used to wish children a strong and healthy life.
Yan Yean LC
YYLC students focused on investigating the topic: Japanese New Year for the whole term. First, students created a Japanese New Year card called Nengajyo writing Happy New Year in Japanese and using the picture of a cow which is the king of the animal for this year. Then students learnt how to say the 12 zodiac animals in Japanese. In the second half of the term, students focused on exploring traditional ways of celebrating new year in Japan. At the end of the term, students demonstrated their knowledge by creating a group poster.