Term 4 Week 1

Da jia hao! Ni hao ma? Welcome back to Term4. I hope you and your family all had a nice break. I am so excited to see you guys next week.  This week we are going to explore the history and stories of Chinese characters. Hope you enjoy the last online tasks:)

Before the lesson, let’s check out our amazing Moon Festival art gallery from the last week of term 3.

 

Learning Objectives of this week:

  • To know that characters are formed by strokes.
  • To identify features of the Chinese writing system.
  • To recognise the differences between Chinese and English language and writing system.

Tasks: ( for Prep- Grade6)

1. Watch the following videos and learn the story behind Chinese characters:

 

 

2. Watch the video below and choose 9 Chinese characters from the video ( Prep-Grade 2 can choose 6). Use something from your house to make these Chinese characters and write them in both Chinese and English below.

 

Samples:

 

3. Let’s check out the most difficult Chinese character and delicious Chinese noodles! Do you want to have a try to write ‘biang’?

 

Week 9 (Review and Moon Festival)

Da jia hao! I hope everyone is well and safe. Welcome to the last Mandarin lesson of Term 3. Thank you so much for all sending in their work last week. Please check out our awesome work  in the following video:

 

Prep-Grade 2

Objective:

  • To review all the learnt words and sentences about vegetables.

Tasks:

  1.  Read all the words and sentences aloud from https://quizlet.com/518781078/flashcards to your family (Don’t need to sign up or log in).
  2. Game time:

3. Please see the Chinese culture part below the Grade3-6 tasks.

Grade3-6

Objective:

  • To review all the learnt words and sentences about sports.

Tasks:

  1. Read all the words and sentences aloud from https://quizlet.com/519600860/flashcards to your family (Don’t need to sign up or log in).
  2. Game time:

Chinese Culture: Mid-Autumn Festival /Moon Festival

(for Prep-Grade6)

Objectives:

  • To learn about the Mid-autumn festival (history, legends, traditions, celebrations).
  • To know the words and phrases relating to the Mid-autumn festival.
  • To know how to write the Chinese character 月(moon).

Tasks:

  1. Watch the following videos to learn about the Mid-autumn festival and mooncakes:
  • The most famous legend of the Mid-autumn festival
  • The traditions and celebrations:
  • All about mooncakes:

 

2. Learn the words and sentences along with the video below:

3. Learn to write Chinese character ‘月’ yuè (moon).

 

4. Optional: Moon Festival DIY: You may like to do one from the following choices.

  • Make a ‘中秋节快乐’ (happy moon festival) card. You are welcome to make your own card if you don’t want to do the same one in the video below.
  • Make Chinese lanterns with Sumedha 56P (Mandarin captain)
  • Make a paper moon lamp:

You may draw ‘Cháng é’ and the rabbit from the legend like mine:)

5. Optional: Make a Moon Festival Project (only for Grade 3-6):

The following questions need to be covered in your project:

  • When is the Mid-Autumn Festival in the lunar calendar?
  • On which day is the Mid-Autumn festival this year according to the solar calendar?
  • What is another name for the Mid-Autumn festival?
  • Why the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated?
  • What do Chinese people do to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival?
  • What do Chinese people eat during the Mid-Autumn Festival?
  • What countries celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival?

6. Quiz Time: Let’s see how much you know about the Mid-autumn festival. Good luck!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQDDpqlPG7ud00M-CuHChyrSIAgTcFg00fac1_ppA0kuYXOA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you very much for working so hard during the remote learning. Have a great holiday! See you soon in Term 4:)

Week 8

Da jia hao! Ni hao ma? I hope you and your family are all well and safe. Thank you very much for everyone sending in your Mandarin work. I hope you all enjoyed doing the tasks. Let’s check out our fantastic work of week 7 in the following video:

 

Prep-Grade 2

Objectives:

  • To know how to say onion, sweet potato, lettuce, zucchini and cauliflower in Mandarin.
  • Can use’ zhe shi shenme? (what is this) to raise a question and use ‘zhe shi … ( this is …) to answer.

Please watch the video and finish the tasks below.

 

Tasks:

1. Read the words and sentences aloud along with the video.

2. Teach your family members the words you’ve leant from the video.

3. Watch the video below and review the vegetable words learnt.

4. Make flashcards or a word mat of all the vegetable you’ve learnt. You may draw or use the pictures from catalogues if you have, and label them below in Chinese pinyin.

Here is the word list:

蔬菜 (shū cài) vegetable      胡萝卜(hú luó bo) carrot       西兰花 (xī lán huā) broccoli       西红柿 (xī hóng shì) tomato

土豆 (tǔ dòu) potato          青椒 (qīng jiāo) capsicum      辣椒 (là jiāo) chilli                       玉米 (yù mǐ) corn

茄子 (qié zi) eggplant          蘑菇 (mó gu) mushroom        黄瓜 (huáng guā) cucumber      南瓜 (nán guā) pumpkin

洋葱 (yáng cōng) onion      红薯 (hóng shǔ)sweet potato     生菜 (shēng cài) lettuce         西葫芦 (xī hú lu) zucchini

菜花 (cài huā) cauliflower

Sample:

5. Culture time: 18 giant furits and vegetables you won’t belive!

Task: Watch the following video to find out the fruits and veggies you’ve learnt in Mandarin and show your parents.

Grade3-6

Objectives:

  • To know how to say swimming, running, skiing and riding a bike in Mandarin.
  • Can use‘ Ni xihuan shenme yundong? (What sports do you like) to raise a question and ‘Wo xihuan … (I like playing…) to answer.

Please watch the video and find the tasks below.

 

Tasks:

1. Read the words and sentences aloud along with the video.

2. Teach your family members the words you’ve leant from the video.

3. Design a Sports Survey and conduct it with your family members.

  • You are expected to ask your family members the following questions in Mandarin and  they can choose more than one answers:

Nǐ xǐhuan shénme yùndòng? (What sports do you like?)

Nǐ bù xǐhuan shénme yùndòng? (What sports do you dislike?)

  • Here is the word list you may need:

lán qiú 篮球 basketball     wǎng qiú 网球 tennis     lán wǎng qiú 篮网球 netball      zú qiú 足球 soccer

pīng pāng qiú 乒乓球 table tennis     gǎn lǎn qiú 橄榄球 rugby      ào shì gǎn lǎn qiú 澳式橄榄球 footy

bǎn qiú 板球 cricket      gāo ěr fū qiú 高尔夫球 golf      yóu yǒng 游泳 swimming      pǎo bù 跑步 running

huá xuě 滑雪 skiing      qí chē 骑车 riding a bike

A survey sample:4. Chinese culture time:  A Chinese traditional game: jiàn zi

Jianzi (Chinese: 毽子) is a traditional Chinese national sport in which players aim to keep a heavily weighted shuttlecock in the air by using their bodies, apart from the hands. The primary source of jianzi is a Chinese ancient game called cuju of the Han dynasty 2000 years ago. Jianzi’s competitive sport types are played on a badminton court using inner or outer lines in different types of jianzi’s competitive sports, respectively. It can also be played artistically, among a circle of players in a street or park, with the objective to keep the shuttle ‘up’ and show off skills. In recent years, the game has gained a formal following in Europe, the United States and elsewhere.

The shuttlecock (called a jianzi in the Chinese game and also known in English as a ‘Chinese hacky sack’ or ‘kinja’) typically has four feathers fixed into a rubber sole or plastic discs. Some handmade jianzis make use of a washer or a coin with a hole in the centre.

  • Watch the video below to find more about jianzi:
  • Soccer players’ Jianzi challenge:
  • Let’s learn how to make jianzi and play jiàn zi from the following video. You may make one and play with your family members. Have fun:)

 

Please click the link below to fill the feedback form after you finish today’s lesson. Thank you:)

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Week 7

Da jia hao! I hope everyone is well and safe. Welcome to Mandarin class of week 7. Thanks so much for all sending in your work last week. Please check out our awesome work in the following video:

 

Prep-Grade 2

Objectives:

  • To know how to say eggplant, mushroom, cucumber, pumpkin and onion in Mandarin.
  • Can use’ zhe shi shenme? (what is this) to raise a question and use ‘zhe shi … ( this is …) to answer.

Please watch the video and finish the tasks below.

 

Tasks:

1. Read the words and sentences aloud along with the video.

2. Teach your family members the words you’ve leant from the video.

3. Watch the video below and review the vegetable words learnt.

4. Vegetable DIY: ( Choose one activity to do)

Option 1: To make vegetables by painting stones as the sample below and label them in Chinese pinyin.

Option 2: To draw a vegetable basket and label the vegetables in Chinese pinyin.

Here is a sample:

5. Singing and Dance: xī lán huā song

Grade3-6

Objectives:

  • To know how to say table tennis, rugby, footy, cricket and golf in Mandarin.
  • Can use‘ Ni xihuan shenme yundong? (What sports do you like) to raise a question and ‘Wo xihuan … (I like playing…) to answer.

Please watch the video and find the tasks below.

 

Tasks:

1. Read the words and sentences aloud along with the video.

2. Teach your family members the words you’ve leant from the video.

3.  Make flashcards or a word mat of all the ball games you’ve learnt.

Here is the word list:

lán qiú 篮球 basketball     wǎng qiú 网球 tennis     lán wǎng qiú 篮网球 netball      zú qiú 足球 soccer

pīng pāng qiú 乒乓球 table tennis     gǎn lǎn qiú 橄榄球 rugby      ào shì gǎn lǎn qiú 澳式橄榄球 footy

bǎn qiú 板球 cricket       gāo ěr fū qiú 高尔夫球 golf

4. Chinese culture time:   Learn one of the most popular sports in China – pīng pāng qiú

Pīngpāng qiú ( Chinese: 乒乓球) is the official name for the sport of table tennis in China. Chinese players have won the men’s World Championship 60% of the time since 1959; in the women’s competition, Chinese players have won all but two of the World Championships since 1971. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, and 2016 Rio Olympic China won all possible gold medals.

Why China is so good at table tennis? Please check out the following video.

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Week 6

Da jia hao! Ni hao ma? Welcome to Mandarin class of week 6. I hope you are all well and safe. Thank you very much for everyone sending in their Mandarin work. Before the lesson, let’s check out their fantastic work of last week in the following video:

 

Prep-Grade 2

Objectives:

  • To know how to say capsicum (green pepper,yellow pepper), chili, and corn in Mandarin.
  • Can use’ wo ai chi … ( I love eating…) and ‘ wo bu ai chi…( I don’t love/hate eating…) to make sentences as ‘wo ai chi hu luo bo’ (I love eating carrots) and ‘wo bu ai chi hu luo bo’ (I don’t love/hate eating carrots).

Please watch the video and finish the tasks below.

 

Tasks:

1. Read the words and sentences aloud along with the video.

2. Teach your family members the words you’ve leant from the video.

3. Vegetable DIY:(choose one activity below to do or you may do both if you like them all)

Option 1:

Watch the following video as a sample and create your own one. You are expected to label the shū cài(vegetable) or shuǐ guǒ(fruit) you used in Chinese pinyin if you have learnt.

The word list of vegetable:

hú luó bo (carrot)    xī lán huā (broccoli)    xī hóng shì (tomato)      tǔ dòu (potato)      qīng jiāo (capsicum/green pepper)     huáng jiāo (yellow pepper)     hóng jiāo (red pepper)     là jiāo (chilli pepper)       yù mǐ(corn)

Here is the link of the fruit words you may need: https://quizlet.com/515973151/flashcards

Option 2:

Cooking activity: Using qīng jiāo/huáng jiāo/hóng jiāo and other your favourite shū cài to make a veggie train as the sample below.

4. Vegetable dance (Japanese version)

 

Grade3-6

Objectives:

  • To know how to say sports, ball games, playing (with hands or feet), basketball, tennis, netball and soccer in Mandarin.
  • Can use‘ wo xihuan …  (I like doing..) and wo bu xihuan … (I dislike doing…) to make sentences.

Please watch the video and find the tasks below.

 

Tasks:

1. Read the words and sentences aloud along with the video.

2. Teach your family members the words you’ve leant from the video.

3. Looking at the following sample pictures and design your own lán qiú (basketball) or zú qiú (soccer ball) team uniform for BLPS. Minimum of three colours need to be used and labelled in Chinese pinyin or characters. You can use google translation or google Chinese-English dictionary to find out the words you need.

4. Chinese culture time: Meet Yao Ming in CBA

Yao Ming is a Chinese basketball executive and former professional player. He played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Yao was selected to start for the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game eight times, and was named to the All-NBA Team five times. At the time of his final season, he was the tallest active player in the NBA, at 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in). He is the only player from outside of the United States to lead the NBA in All-Star votes.

Yao is one of China’s best-known athletes. His rookie year in the NBA was the subject of a documentary film, The Year of the Yao. Known in China as the “Yao Ming Phenomenon” and in the United States as the “Ming Dynasty,” Yao’s success in the NBA, and his popularity among fans, made him a symbol of a new China that was both more modern and more confident.

In April 2016, Yao was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In February 2017, Yao was unanimously elected as chairman of  Chinese Basketball Association.

 

Please click the link below to fill the feedback form after you finish today’s lesson. Thank you:)

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Week 5

Da jia hao! Ni hao ma? I hope you and your family are all well and safe. Thank you very much for everyone sending in their Mandarin work. Before the lesson, let’s check out their awesome work of week 4 in the following video:

Prep-Grade 2

Objectives:

  • To know how to say vegetable, carrot, tomato, broccoli and potato in Mandarin.
  • Can use’ wo ai chi … ( I love eating…) and ‘ wo bu ai chi…( I don’t love/hate eating…) to make sentences as ‘wo ai chi hu luo bo’ (I love eating carrots) and ‘wo bu ai chi hu luo bo’ (I don’t love/hate eating carrots).

Please watch the video and finish the tasks below.

 

Tasks:

1. Read the words and sentences aloud along with the video.

2. Teach your family members the words you’ve leant from the video.

3. Painting with vegetables:

Watch the following video and create your own one.

4. Optional: Watch the song ‘I hate veggies’ below if you ‘bu ai chi shu cai (hate eating vegetables) just like Mrs Tian:)

 

Grade3-6

Objectives:

  • To know how to say camping, tent, bonfire, fire, mountain, river, tree and sun in Mandarin.
  • To know how to write the Chinese characters: 山(mountain), 川(river), 火(fire), 木(tree or wood) and 日(sun).

Please watch the video and finish the tasks below.

 

Tasks:

1. Read the words and sentences aloud along with the video.

2. Teach your family members the words you’ve leant from the video.

3. Watch the following video and learn the story of the Chinese characters: 火 (fire), 山(mountain), 川(river), 木(tree or wood) and 日(sun) and write them on a piece of paper.

4. Design a scene with the theme of camping. You are expected to use the words from the list:

zhàng peng (tent)     gōu huǒ (bonfire) or 火 huǒ (fire)       山 shān (mountain)

川 chuān (river)       木 mù (tree or wood)       日rì (sun)

Here is the sample:

5. Chinese culture time:

Happy camping week Grade5&6!!

Let’s see someone camping on the Great Wall of China!

 

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Week 4 (Review)

Da jia hao! I hope everyone is well and safe. Welcome to Mandarin class of week 4. Thank you so much for all sending in their work last week. Please check out our awesome work  in the following video:

Prep-Grade 2

Objective:

  • To review all the learnt words and sentences about fruit.

Tasks:

  1. Watch the videos below and review the words and sentences learnt.

2. Read all the words and sentences from https://quizlet.com/515973151/flashcards to your family (Don’t need to sign up or log in).

3. Game time:

4. Learn and sing a coloured fruit song:

5. Draw all the fruits from the following word list and write their names into four boxes according to their colours: hóng sè (red), huáng sè (yellow), lǜ sè (green) and lán sè (blue), as the sample below.

Word List:   píng guǒ(apple)        xiāng jiāo (banana)      chéng zi (orange)       xī guā (watermelon)

cǎo méi (strawberry)    yīng tao (cherry)      bō luó (pineapple)     lán méi (blueberry)

lí (pear)       táo (peach)       mí hóu táo (kiwi fruit)        máng guǒ (mango)

Sample:

Grade3-6

Objective:

  • To review all the learnt words and sentences about hobbies.

Tasks:

  1. Read all the words and sentences from https://quizlet.com/515972636/hobbies-and-sports-flash-cards/to your family (Don’t need to sign up or log in).
  2. Game time:

3. Chinese culture learning:  Chinese fan 扇子 shàn zi

Watch the videos below to learn the history and symbolization of Chines fan and make your own one.

Have fun:)

Please click the link below to fill the feedback form after you finish today’s lesson. Thank you:)

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Week 3

Da jia hao! Ni hao ma? I hope you and your family are all well and safe. Thank you very much for everyone sending in their Mandarin work. Before the lesson, let’s check out the great work of week 2 in the following video:

 

Prep-Grade 2

Objectives:

  • To know how to say blueberry, pear, peach, kiwi fruit and mango in Mandarin.
  • Can use’ Wo xihuan chi … ( I like eating…) to make sentences like ‘wo xihuan chi ping guo’ (I like eating apples).

Please watch the video and finish the tasks below.

 

Tasks:

1. Read the words and sentences aloud along with the video.

2. Teach your family members the words you’ve leant from the video.

3. Make a fruit face: using some of the fruit you have learnt to draw a face, colouring and label them in Chinese pinyin, as the following sample:

4. Optional: Singing and dance: ni xiao qi lai zhen hao kan (You are beautiful when you are smiling).

Don’t forget to smile at this tough time, you look so nice when smiling:)

Let’s learn the dance:

Learn the song:

Please click ni xiao qi lai zhen hao kan to check the lyrics in Chinese pinyin and English meaning.

Grade3-6

Objectives:

  • To know how to say playing chess, listening to music, watching movies and doing gardening in Mandarin.
  • Can use‘ni de aihao shi shenme? (What is your hobby?) to raise a question and use ‘wo de aihao shi…(my hobby is…) to answer.

Please watch the video and find the tasks below.

 

Tasks:

1. Read the words and sentences aloud along with the video.

2. Teach your family members the words you’ve leant from the video.

3. Ask the question’ ni de aihao shi shenme?’ (what is your hobby) to 3 or more your family members (including yourself), and draw and write their answers on a piece of paper as the following  sample:

4. Optional: Chinese Zance:

Fan Dance: 寄明月 ji ming yue

Kungfu Dance: 下山 xia shan

 

Please click the link below to fill the feedback form after you finish today’s lesson. Thank you:)

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Week 2

Da jia hao! Ni hao ma? Welcome to remote learning week 2.

Let’s enjoy some fantastic works of last week before today’s lesson:)

 

Now the class begins:

Prep-Grade 2

Objectives:

  • To know how to say watermelon, strawberry, cherry, pineapple and like in Mandarin.
  • Can use’ Wo xihuan chi … ( I like eating…) to make sentences like ‘wo xihuan chi ping guo’ (I like eating apples).

Please watch the video and finish the tasks below.

 

Tasks:

1. Read the words and sentences aloud along with the video.

2. Teach your family members the words you’ve leant from the video.

3.  Use playdough to make 苹果(píng guǒ), 香蕉(xiāng jiāo), 橙子(chéng zi), 西瓜(xī guā), 樱桃(yīng tao), 菠萝(bō luó), and sing the fruit song along with the following video. If you don’t have playdough at home, you may draw all these fruits on a piece of paper, colour in and cut them off.

4. Optional: Dance: I have a pen

 

Grade3-6

Objectives:

  • To know how to say playing games, chatting, reading, shopping and dislike in Mandarin.
  • Can use ‘wo bu xihuan … (I don’t like…) to make sentences like ‘wo bu xihuan huahua’ ( I don’t like drawing).

Please watch the video and find the tasks below.

Tasks:

1. Read the words and sentences aloud along with the video.

2. Teach your family members the words you’ve leant from the video.

3. Use Google Slides or PowerPoint to make a project ‘like or dislike’  (if you haven’t learnt how to use Slides or PowerPoint, you can use paper to do your project).

For the project, you need to :

  • Choose at least 4 words from the word list: 画画(huà huà), 唱歌(chàng gē), 跳舞(tiào wǔ), 看电视(kàn diàn shì), 玩游戏 (wán yóu xì), 聊天(liáo tiān), 看书(kàn shū), 买东西(mǎi dōng xī),
  • Use ‘Wo xihuan(I like…)’ and ‘Wo bu xihuan(I don’t like…) to make sentences for the activities you chose, for example: Wo xihuan huahua. Wo bu xihuan changge.
  • You may use the audio tool of Google Slides or PowerPoint to record you speaking the sentences in Mandarin.
  • You may ask your parents to film you reading the sentences of the project.
  • You could share your Slides or PowerPoint with me through the google drive or use the parent portal to send me your video if you like.

Here is an example: like or dislike

4. Optional: Chinese Zance: Tarzan Dance