St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

Japanese

Across the school in Term 2 all classes are working on かぞえて (counting). The Preps have begun to say and recognise kanji to 10, and the learning builds each year, all the way through to Year 5 and 6s writing kanji to 千 (1000) and using a variety of counters. The students have been enjoying the songs, games and activities that are assisting in their learning of numbers. This week in Japanese, students will be learning about Kodomo no hi こどものひ (Children’s Day). Kodomo no hi is a celebration in Japan on the 5th of May where families celebrate children and hang carp kites in the hope that their children grow up to be strong and healthy. In Japanese club, students have been creating a display by painting their ownこいんぼり (carp kites). Some classes have been creating origami かぶと(samurai helmets) which are traditionally displayed at this time of the year, and senior classes have been writing cards to our sister school in Japan to celebrate the festival.

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