Holiday Activities

If you wish to continue your Mandarin over the school holiday, here are some activities you could do to help reinforce your vocabulary. You can click on a Quizlet study set to browse the words in Flashcards and then play Match and Gravity games. Please feel free to explore the sets under a different year level. You do not need a Quizlet account to do these activities.

If you haven’t used Quizlet study sets yet, please watch this instructional video first: How to Use a Quizlet Study Set.

Activities

Numbers 1-10
Colours II
Social & Other Words (1&2)

Lesson 9

Learning Intention

To write the simple characters 山 (shan) and 水 (shui) and identify them as components in compound characters.

Lesson Information

Watch the instructional video.

Learn to write the simple characters山 (shan) and 水 (shui) and identify them as components in compound characters.

Draw a simple writing grid as shown in the picture. Or download a printable worksheet:

Extension Activity

Identify山 (shan) and 水 (shui) as components in compound characters.

Check your answers against the Answer Key:

Reflection

Please complete your reflection via this form: https://tinyurl.com/wk9yr2

Share your handwriting work with Wang Lao Shi – wwang@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au


Lesson 8

Learning Intention

To write the simple characters 日 (ri) and 月 (yue) and identify them as components in compound characters.

Lesson Information

Congratulations to the following students for achieving 80% or above in last week’s Kahoot Challenges.

  • Numbers 1-10 (10 Questions): Sartaj A 2C
  • Colours (14 Questions): Declan A 2D

Watch the instructional video.

Learn to write the simple characters 日 (ri) and 月 (yue) and identify them as components in compound characters.

Draw a simple writing grid as shown in the picture. Or download a printable worksheet:

Extension Activity

Identify日 (ri) and 月 (yue) as components in compound characters.

Check your answers against the Answer Key.

Reflection

This week’s reflection form is your Learning Task: https://tinyurl.com/ManLTYr2  Share your handwriting work with Wang Lao Shi – wwang@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au


Lesson 7

Learning Intention

To sing Mountains and Water and perform with actions.

Lesson Information

Congratulations to the following students for achieving 80% or above in the Week 5 Kahoot Challenges.

  • Colours (14 Questions): Declan A 2D, Sartaj A 2C
  • Sentences (7 Questions): Declan A 2D, Sartaj A 2C

Watch the instructional video.

Learn to sing Dr. Zhou’s Mountains and Water and perform with actions.

Play self-paced Kahoot Challenges to reinforce your vocabulary–

  • Watch How to join in a Kahoot Challenge
  • Success Criteria: 80% or above in accuracy.
  • Nickname Format: First name + Last name Initial + Grade. E.g., Wei W 2W
  • Game pin/link expires at 4pm Thursday Sep 3.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s lesson.

Numbers 1-10

Colours (Year 2)

Reflection

Please fill in a Reflection Form to show your understanding of this lesson.

Share your work with Wang Lao Shi – wwang@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au


Lesson 6

Learning Intention

To make a mini speech that gives information about colours I like and don’t like. To connect two colours using a conjunction 和 (he, and). 

Lesson Information

Congratulations to the following students for achieving 80% or above in the Week 4 Kahoot Challenges. 

  • Colours (13 Questions): Declan A 2D
  • Like & Dislike (7 Questions): Declan A 2D

Watch the instructional video and learn to make a mini speech using the attached template script. 

Learn to connect two nouns (colour names) using a conjunction和 (he, and).

Play self-paced Kahoot Challenges to reinforce your colour names and sentences –

  • Watch How to join in a Kahoot Challenge
  • Success Criterion: 80% or above in accuracy. 
  • Nickname Format: First name + Last name Initial + Grade. E.g., Wei W 2W
  • Game pin/link expires at 4pm Thursday Aug 27.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s lesson.

Colours (Year 2)

      Sentences (Year 2) 

Reflection

Please fill in a Reflection Form to show your understanding of the last unit of work. 

Share your work and thoughts with Wang Lao Shi – wwang@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au


Lesson 5

Learning Intention

To express that I don’t like a colour in a full sentence.

Lesson Information

Watch the instructional video and learn to use the following sentence stem to express you don’t like a colour in a full sentence:

Wo bu xi huan ____

I don’t like ____

Play self-paced Kahoot Challenges to reinforce your colour names and sentences –

  • Watch How to join in a Kahoot Challenge
  • Success Criteria: 80% or above in accuracy.
  • Nickname Format: First name + Last name Initial + Grade. E.g., Wei W 2W
  • Game pins/links expire at 4pm Thursday Aug 20.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s lesson.

Colours (Year 2)

Like & Dislike (Year 2)

Reflection

What did you enjoy learning to say in Mandarin today?

Share your work and thoughts with Wang Lao Shi – wwang@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au


Lesson 4

Learning Intention

To express that I like a colour in a full sentence.

Lesson Information

Watch the instructional video and learn to use the following sentence stem to express you like a colour in a full sentence:

Wo xi huan ______

I like ______

Reflection

Can you add your favourite colour in your self-introduction?

What is your suggestion for our next unit of work?

Share your work and thoughts with Wang Lao Shi – wwang@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au


Lesson 3

Learning Intention

To create a Yanse collage with shop catalogues or objects in the house/garden.

Lesson Information

Watch the instructional video and learn to create a Yanse collage using shop catalogues or objects in the house.

Create your own Yanse collage.

Annotate your collage with Mandarin colour names in Pinyin.

Read or sing out the colour names.

NOTE: We have updated this week’s worked example as Miss Wang realised she made a mistake in the spelling of ‘fen hong se’ (pink). 非常抱歉 (fei chang bao qian) – Terribly sorry for the confusion.

Reflection

Which colour contains a letter that is NOT in the English alphabet?

What is your suggestion for our next unit of work?

Share your work and thoughts with Wang Lao Shi – wwang@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au


Lesson 2

Learning Intention

To name twelve common colours.

Lesson Information

Watch the instructional video and learn to name the twelve common colours in Mandarin.

Watch the Song of Colours (Yan Se) video and sing along.

Reflection

What’s your favourite colour in Mandarin?

Share your work with Wang Lao Shi – wwang@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au


Lesson 1

Learning Intention

To introduce your name and age with a script template. 

Lesson Information

Revise numbers up to ten. 

Introduce your name and age in Mandarin.  

 Ni hao, wo jiao_________. Wo _____ sui. Xie xie.  

Hello, I’m ___________. I’m _____ years old. Thanks. 

Reflection

Can you think of a few real-life situations in which you can use this self-introduction? 

Share your work with Wang Lao Shi – wwang@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au