Thursday, 16 April 2020

Term 2 Week 2 Mandarin Online Learning Folder

Nihao! I hope you have had a great Easter weekend and tried out the fun craft activity I've posted.
Welcome back to Term 2. From Week 2 children will be expected to do some Mandarin learning and tasks online. Please see below the links for each year level. Native speakers can also try out the writing task and do readings online. I look forward to receiving your work - you can either email me or post comments on the Google slides.

Week 2 tasks for:
Native Speakers (Year 2 to 6)
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Easter activities in Mandarin 复活节 (fùhuó jié)

Let's learn some vocabulary that are related to Easter! 

复活节 (fùhuó jié) means Easter.
兔子” (tùzǐ) Bunny
彩蛋 (cǎidàn) “colour eggs”
巧克力 (qiǎokèlì) Chocolate
小鸡 (xiǎo jī) Chicken
复活节快乐!(fùhuó jié kuàilè) Happy Easter!

Easter Eggs Children's Church Curriculum – Children's Ministry Deals

Here are some useful links and activities. Have fun!
Story + Make your own Easter eggs
Easter bunny craft to learn Chinese character 

Easter Chinese Character Activity | Easter activities, Crafts ...

I look forward to receiving some pictures of your lovely Easter craft work!

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Shared resource folder - Mandarin

I've collated some online learning materials for each year level in this shared resource folder. Children can continue to learn Mandarin at home during the lockdown period. Children have attended lessons in Term 1 so they should have some ideas about the topic and vocabularies.
Please click the following link to view materials which included vocab lists, bingo games and printable worksheets.


Monday, 23 March 2020

Mandarin activities for each year level

Dear Parents and Students,

We would like to keep learning Mandarin during the period of lockdown. Here is a list of activities that students of each year level can do at home. I will add materials to the post regularly. Thanks, xiexie.

Kind regards
Miss Ko

Year 2: Numbers
Number song 1 2 3 4
How to write Chinese number 1 to 10 video
Chinese number game
Practical work: Practise writing Chinese numbers 1 to 10 and make a poster.

Year 3: Fruits
Fruit song 1 2 3 4 5
Fruit market game
Practical work: Make a booklet of fruit with Mandarin names.

Year 4: Body parts
Body parts songs and dance 1 2 3 4 5
Body parts game
Practical work: Create a cartoon character and label the body parts in Mandarin.

Year 5: Hobbies
Hobbies songs & video 1 2 3 4
Practical work: Research about the favourite hobbies in China and NZ and make a Venn Diagram or make a presentation on Goggle Slides. You can research about the Mandarin names for the new hobbies.

Year 6: Sports
Sports songs and video 1 2 3 4 5 6
Sports in ancient China
Pingpong in China
Practical work: Research about the favourite sports in China and NZ and make a Venn Diagram or make a presentation on Goggle Slides. You can research about the Mandarin names for the new sports.

Other fun cultural activities
Paper cutting 1 2 3 4
Origami (Paper folding) 1 2 3 4
Taichi relaxation exercises 1 2
The little apple fitness dance

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Chinese New Year Celebrations - Year of the Rat

Xin nian hao! Happy Chinese New Year!
2020 is the Year of the Rat. Children from all year levels have learned about the Chinese new year and experienced different activities. We made haobao (red packets) and learned about the meanings and blessings. Senior classes worked on their research projects in groups on Google Slides about the Lunar New Year and shared with the class. Topics include food, costumes, zodiac animals, lantern festival and new year celebrations in other Asian countries. Children also enjoyed listening to the legend stories about the Chinese New Year.
Story of Nian Video
Story of the 12 Animal Zodiac Race
Fortune Tales
Lion Dance

Mandarin Room @ New Location

Welcome to 2020!
Our new Mandarin Classroom is now situated next to the playground on the senior side. Children from Years 2 to 6 visit the Mandarin Room for the weekly classes.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Chinese Cultural Activities

Children have been exploring about the Chinese culture in Term 2.
They experienced a range of fun cultural activities such as paper-cutting, Chinese calligraphy and painting. 
Look at their awesome work! We look forward to displaying those in Term 3's art exhibition.