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 11-40
Countries I
Months & Seasons
Social & Other Words (5&6)

Lesson 9

Learning Intention

To say and write month names, and to complete the mini pop-up season book.

Lesson Information

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

  • Family (7 Questions): Bradley B 5A
  • Months and Seasons (12 Questions): Tiger M 5D, Sana M 5B

Watch the instructional video and learn to say month names in Mandarin.

Write months on each mini pop-up card made last week.

Bind the pop-up cards into a mini season book.

Reflection

Please complete your reflection via this form: https://tinyurl.com/wk9yr5

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


Lesson 8

Learning Intention

1. To say Summer, Spring and Autumn in Mandarin and make a pop-up card for each season.

2. To sign seasons in Auslan.

Lesson Information

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

  • Colours (14 Questions): Nil
  • Nationalities (7 Questions): Tiger M 5D

Watch the instructional video and learn to say Summer, Spring and Autumn in Mandarin.

Make a mini pop-up card for each season.

Learn to sign seasons in Auslan.

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 5W
  • Games end at 4pm Thursday 10 Sep.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s video.

Family (Quizlet Study Set)

Months and Seasons (Quizlet Study Set)

Reflection

This week’s reflection form is your Learning Task: https://tinyurl.com/ManLTYr5 

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


Lesson 7

Learning Intention

To say winter and winter months in Mandarin, and to make a mini pop-up card with winter art.

Lesson Information

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

  • Colours (14 Questions): Zahra M 5C
  • Self-profile (7 Questions): Zahra M 5C

Watch the instructional video and learn to say winter and winter months in Mandarin.

Create a mini pop-up card with winter art. (Please note the extra materials shown in the instructional video are for next week, when we will finish this project of by making a pop-up book.)

Write a full sentence as shown in the video and worked example.

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 5W
  • Game pin/link expires at 4pm Thursday Sep 3.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s video.

Colours (Quizlet Study Set)

Nationalities (Year 5)

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 create a Mandarin self-profile in a never-ending book.

Lesson Information

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

  • Numbers 1-10 Part 2 (10 Questions): Sana M 5B, Mahtab R 5C, Adrian B 5D
  • Nationalities (7 Questions): Adrian B 5D, Mahtab R 5C

Watch the instructional video and learn to create a Mandarin self-profile in a never-ending book.

Play self-paced Kahoot Challenges to reinforce your vocabulary and grammar –

  • 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 5W
  • Game PIN/link expires at 4pm Thursday Aug 27.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s video.

Colours (Quizlet Study Set)

Self-profile (Year 5)

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 ask and respond to the question ‘Ni shi na guo ren?’ (Which country do you come from?) in a mini dialogue.

Lesson Information

Congratulations to the following students who got 80% or above in the Week 4 Kahoot Challenges:

  • Numbers 1-10: Zahra M 5C, Tiger M 5D, Luka N 5E, Joon S 5D, Adrian B 5D, Sana M 5B
  • Countries (9 words): Zahra M 5C, Tiger M 5D, Joon S 5D, Adrian B 5D

Watch the instructional video and learn to ask and respond to the question ‘Ni shi na guo ren?’ (Which country do you come from?) in a mini dialogue –

A: Ni hao, Bao Bao. Ni shi na guo ren?                                Hello, Bao Bao. Which country do you come from?

B: Ni hao. Wo shi Ao zhou ren he Zhong guo ren.               Hello. I’m Australian and Chinese.

Play two self-paced Kahoot Challenges to reinforce your vocabulary and grammar –

  • 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 5W
  • Game pins/links expire at 4pm Thursday Aug 20.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s lesson.

Numbers 1-10 Part 2

      Nationalities (Year 5)

Reflection

What is your motivation to learn Mandarin?

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 4

Learning Intention

To describe own and others’ nationality or cultural background.

Lesson Information

Watch the instructional video and learn to use the following sentence stem to describe own and others’ nationality and cultural background:

___________ shi __________ ren.

(someone) am/is/are (some country) person.

Play two self-paced Kahoot games

  • Success Criterion: Achieved 80% or above in accuracy.
  • Nickname Format: First name + Last name Initial + Grade. E.g., Wei W 5W
  • Game pin/link expires at 4pm Friday Aug 14.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s video.

Numbers 1-10

Countries (Year 5)

Important Tips for Kahoot!

  • You can play a game more than once.
  • If you are not happy with your result and wish to make another attempt, you can add a sensible emoji in your nickname in the second round: Wei W 5W 🦄️
  • Use the website Kahoot.it if you wish to play a game more than once. This doesn’t work with the app.

Reflection

Can you add your nationality/cultural background 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 reinforce vocabulary using a Quizlet study set.

Lesson Information

Watch the instructional video and learn to navigate a Quizlet study set.

Navigate a Quizlet study set.

Play a self-paced Kahoot game

  • Use the Game Pin: 02155117
  • Or click on the link:

https://kahoot.it/challenge/02155117?challenge-id=c815070a-a5c6-40d9-b35e-40cf4367cc28_1595939972450

  • Success Criterion: Achieved 80% or above in accuracy.
  • Nickname Format: First name + Last name Initial + Grade. E.g., Wei W 5W
  • Game pin/link expires at 4pm Friday Aug 7.
  • Winners will be announced in next week’s video.

Reflection

Which country names are easy to say? Why?

What is your suggestion for our next unit of work?

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


Lesson 2

Learning Intention

To name nine countries.

Lesson Information

Watch the instructional video and learn to name nine countries in Mandarin.

Watch the Country Name Song video and sing along.

Reflection

Which country name describes your nationality or cultural background?

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 preferred name, family, full name and age in Mandarin.   

Ni hao. Wo shi __________. Wo xing __________. Wo jiao __________. Wo _____ sui. Xie xie.  

HelloI’m _______. My surname is __________. Mfull name 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