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
Family II
Social & Other Words (3&4)

Lesson 9

Learning Intention

To ask ‘Ni hao ma?’ (How are you?) in a mini dialogue.

Lesson Information

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

  • Colours (14 Questions): Oliver S 4A, Mahdya H 4A
  • Sentences (10 Questions): Oliver S 4A, Simar 4A, Mahdya H 4A, Minuli 4E, Emma 4E

Watch the instructional video and learn to ask ‘Ni hao ma?’ (How are you?) in a mini dialogue.

Reflection

Please complete your reflection via this form: https://tinyurl.com/wk9yr4

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


Lesson 8

Learning Intention

To ask ‘Ni jiao shen me ming zi?’ (What’s your name?) in a mini dialogue.

Lesson Information

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

  • Numbers 1-10 (10 Questions): Simar 4A
  • Family (11 Questions): Nil

Watch the instructional video and learn to say ‘Ni jiao shen me ming zi?’ (What’s your name?) in a mini dialogue.

Play self-paced Kahoot Challenges to reinforce your vocabulary –

  • Success Criteria: 80% or above in accuracy.
  • Nickname Format: First name + Last name Initial + Grade. E.g., Wei W 4W
  • Games end at 4pm Thursday 10 Sep.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s video.

Colours (Quizlet Study Set)

Sentences (Year 4)

Reflection

This week’s reflection form is your Learning Task: https://tinyurl.com/ManLTYr4 

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


Lesson 7

Learning Intention

To ask ‘Ni hao ma?’ (How are you?) and give four different responses through a song.

Lesson Information

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

  • Family (11 Questions): Erin B 4E, Simar 4A
  • Sentences (7 Questions): Simar 4A, Erin B 4E

Watch the instructional video and learn to say ‘Ni hao ma?’ (How are you?) and give four different responses through a song.

Write the four responses to ‘Ni hao ma?’ and illustrate with four emotions.

*Extension activity – Label the four responses in Chinese characters. Watch the handwriting demonstration video to learn to write those characters.

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 4W
  • Game pin/link expires at 4pm Thursday Sep 3.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s video.

Numbers 1-10

      Family (Year 4)

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 complete mini speech that introduces our family and ourselves to others.

Lesson Information

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

  • Family (11 Questions): Simar 4A, Munroe W 4B
  • Sentences (7 Questions): Simar 4A

Watch the instructional video and learn to make a complete mini speech that introduces our family and ourselves to others. 

Select the template that suits the size of your family for this activity.

Play self-paced Kahoot Challenges to reinforce your family words 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 4W
  • Game pin/link expires at 4pm Thursday Aug 27.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s video.

Family (Year 4)

      Sentences (Year 4)

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 use the possessive ‘wo de’ (my) when introducing our family to others.

Lesson Information

Watch the instructional video and learn to add the possessive ‘wo de’ (my) in your last week’s sentences:

Zhe shi wo de_______.  Ta jiao ________.

This is my _______ .  He/she is called _______.

If you haven’t completed your last week’s task, you can use the template in Lesson 4 to complete those sentences. Please make sure to add ‘wo de’ (my) in your sentences. If you have already finished your Lesson 4 task, you don’t have do it again, just add ‘wo de’ (my) in your completed work and spend more time on improving your pronunciation – reading aloud your sentences until they become your own words and you can say them by heart. Don’t forget to play the following two Kahoot challenges by Thursday afternoon.

Play self-paced Kahoot Challenges to reinforce your family words 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 4W
  • Game pins/links expire at 4pm Thursday Aug 20.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s lesson.

Family (Year 4)

Sentences (Year 4)

Reflection

How often do you practise your Mandarin words/sentences?

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


Lesson 4

Learning Intention

To introduce our own family to others.

Lesson Information

Watch the instructional video and learn to use the following sentence stems to introduce your family to others:

Zhe shi _______.  Ta jiao ________.

This is _______ .  He/she is called _______.

Download a printable worksheet:

Reflection

In what situations can you use these sentences?

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 draw a picture of your family and label each member with a Mandarin title.

Lesson Information

Watch the instructional video.

Find or draw a family portrait.

Annotate your family portrait with Mandarin family words in Pinyin.

Read out your words.

Reflection

What do you enjoy doing in this session?

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 say ten family words.

Lesson Information

Watch the instructional video and learn to say ten family words in Mandarin.

Watch the Baby Shark video and sing along.

Reflection

Who do you have in your family? Can you say these words in Mandarin?

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


Lesson 1

Learning Intention

To introduce names and age with a script template. 

Lesson Information

Revise numbers up to ten. 

Introduce your first name, family name and age in Mandarin.   

Ni hao, wo jiao ________. Wo xing ________. Wo _____ sui. Xie xie.  

Hello, I’m _________. My surname is __________. 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