Languages leadership team

Our sugoi(great) language leaders, Keely, Lily, Sophie, Tara and Tori have been teaching some Japanese lessons to our Year 2, 3 and 4 classes. They have been teaching everyone about greetings and numbers. At our latest whole school assembly saw them informing the school about their leadership roles and showing how to tell the time in Japanese. Check out their latest adventures!

Year 6 Japanese & Indonesian

Our lovely Year 6 classes have been highly engaged with their language learning this term. All classes will get to visit Dormant SC next term to see the teachers who have been delivering lessons via video-link.
I’m sure we’ll all love it!

In Indonesian, Pak Matulis at Dromana SC has been teaching them lots of greetings and how to ask how someone is.

Indonesian greetings
Good Morning = Selamat Pagi – 6am until 11am
Good Day = Selamat Siang
– 11am until 3pm
Good Afternoon = Selamat Sore
-3pm until 6pm
Good Evening = Selamat Malam
– 6pm until 6 am

Apa kabab?= How are you?
Baik Sekali
= Very good
= Good
Baik Baik Saja
= Just ok/fine
Tidak Baik
= Not good

In Japanese, Year 6 students have reviewed our greetings, self-introductions and numbers as well as learning to tell the time.
Minasan, sugoi!

Try the game on the link (it’s right down the bottom of the webpage)

Telling the time
Nanji desu ka = What’s the time?
Number + ji = Number o’clock e.g. Hachi ji = 8 o’clock
Number = ji = han = Half past e.g. Hachi ji han = Half past 8

Go fun = 5 minutes
Jyuu go fun = 15 mins
Nijyuu go fun = 25 mins
Sanjyuu go fun = 35 mins
Yonjyuu go fun = 45 mins
Gojyuu go fun = 55 mins
Jyuppun = 10 mins
Nijyuppun = 20 mins
Sanjyuppun = 30 mins
Yonjyuppun = 40 mins
Gojyuppun = 50 mins

Year 5 Japanese

All our Year 5 classes have been busily learning lots of Japanese in Term 1. As well as learning Classroom instructions, they have learnt numbers as high as 1000. This week, we practised how to ask someone their age. Minasan, yoku dekimashita!

ichi, ni, san, shi, go, roku, nana, hachi, kyuu, jyuu,
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
jyuu ichi, jyuu ni, jyuu san, jyuu yon, jyuu go,
eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen,
jyuu roku, jyuu nana, jyuu hachi, jyuu kyuu, ni jyuu.
sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty.

Nansai desu ka?
How old are you?
Kyuu sai(sy) desu/Jyuu sai desu/Jyuu issai desu.
I’m 9 years old/I’m 10 years old/I’m 11 years old.

Year 1 Japanese

In Year 1 Japanese, we have been busy learning about classroom instructions and the body. All classes have loved playing ‘Sensei Says’ and singing “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” in Nihongo. Keep up the hard work Ichinensei!

The Instructions song to tune of (“Oh My Darling Clementine”)
Shizuka ni tatte, Konnichi wa itte, suwatte kudasai(ku-da-sy),
Stand quietly, Say “Konnichi wa”, Please sit down,
Mae ni mite, nooto ni kaite, Sensei ni kiite kudasai,
Look to the front, write in your notebook, Please listen to the teacher
Mou ichido itte, pea ni natte, hanashite kudasai,
Say it once more, Make a pair, Now speak together please,
Minasan tatte, rei o shite, sen ni natte kudasai.
Everyone stand, bow together and please form a line.

Atama, kata, hiza, ashi
Head, shoulders,knees and toes
Hiza, ashi
Knees and toes
Atama, kata, hiza, ashi
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Hiza, ashi, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Me to mimi to kuchi to hana
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Atama, kata, hiza, ashi
Head, shoulders,knees and toes

Prep Japanese

Prep students have made a great start to the year! They have learnt about greetings, asking how are you and learning to count from 1-10.
We have also enjoyed some traditional folk stories. Well done on your fantastic efforts Preps. Yoku dekimashita.

Ichi, ni, san
One, two, three
yon, go, roku
four, five, six
nana, hachi, kyuu,
seven, eight, nine

Jyuu, kyuu, hachi
Ten, nine, eight
nana, roku, go
seven, six, five
yon, san, ni
four, three, two