Modern Foreign Language
Children have been spending time in reviewing Mandarin greetings and learning to count numbers 1-10 in Mandarin. They loved the Mandarin number rap! Some children even recognise the numbers in Mandarin writing! Very impressive!
Year 1Children have been learning all about family members. They have learned to say what family members they have; introducing their family members using “this is ….”in Mandarin; They also learned to say they love their family members in Mandarin. They loved the I Love My Family song in Mandarin and they sang beautifully in the last lesson!
Year 2Children have been learning how to read and write Mandarin numbers. They enjoyed the Chinese character writing. They were all able to write numbers 1-10 in Chinese writing (the symbols)! All of them can read Mandarin number up to 20 and most of them were even able to read and say numbers up to 99 (all in Chinese character writing without any help from sounds)! I am very impressed with Year 2!
Year 3Children have been learning to say and write body parts in Mandarin. They really liked the Mandarin colour Rap for reviewing colours. They also learn to describe someone’s appearance with the help of wigs of different colours from other teachers! They enjoyed the Simon Says game! They knew the body parts so well that I could hardly catch them out! Great job!
Children have been learning about days of the week, dates, and birthdays in Mandarin. These are all to do with numbers! So we revisited the Number Rap which the children loved. We talked about number formations in Mandarin to help children to understand bigger numbers. In the end, Children were all able to say the dates in Mandarin (this is hard as it is opposite of English dates) and understand their friends’ birthdays in Mandarin. Well done!
Children have been learning about food and drink. They did their first ever Chinese character writing! They did it so well I didn’t know they have never done it before! I am very impressed with how much children can remember for all the things they learned at this half term. They learned some adjectives to describe food/drink. They were not only able to say and write what they like or don’t like, but also explain why or why not in Mandarin! This is very impressive!
Year 6Children have been learning about transports. They were very good at their Chinese character writing! Most children enjoyed the game: “pass the parcel and say a sentence” about how you get to a place. Some can even say what sort of transport Firmino would take to get to the park! Impressive! They also learned some adjectives to describe transports. In the end, most of them were able to explain why they would take a certain type of transport by giving a reason in Mandarin.