Highlighting Week 3, students in Year 4 further explored Maths in Japanese through shopping role-play. They used Japanese money, Yen, during the session, calculated how much spent on purchased items (set-up items such as sushi toys) when they were customers and how much money made when they were shopkeepers.
It was great to see the students were engaged in using their Maths skills, collaborating with their peers, counting the large numbers (100, 1000) in Japanese! Some were very customer-friendly, offering discounts!
They also started using more words in Japanese, such as;
– しつもん (shi-tsu-mo-n)
– わかりません (wa-ka-ri-ma-se-n)
– もう いちど (mo-u i-chi-do)
I wonder who can tell us what these words mean?
In Week 6, students in Year 4 started their learning with singing ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ in Japanese as a part of warm-up activity. They sang really well using the Japanese words which they always hear & say in Japanese lessons!
The students also learnt about ‘Clean Energy’ which has been promoted in Japan. In addition to other major renewable energies such as Wind Power and Solar Power, Sea Waves and Typhoons have become another sustainable sources. Natural disasters seem to bring us benefits, not only disasters!
I wonder who can explain how Waves and Typhoons make electricity and how the electricity is delivered to the city?
In Week 3, students in Year Three have learnt how to say ‘What would we make?’, ‘Rock’, ‘Paper’ and ‘Scissors’ in Japanese through a Japanese finger play song as a part of warm-up activity. Despite singing for the first time, they challenged themselves to sing in Japanese and did well indeed!