Japanese


At Sunbury West Primary School, students from Prep to Year 6 participate in weekly Japanese classes. Students develop Japanese language skills through their participation in a range of language rich activities such as games, songs, dance and the use of technology. Students are introduced to the Japanese script (Hiragana and Kanji) using mnemonics and learning through context. Students in Years 5 and 6 are encouraged to continue to recognise the Hiragana script using the Hiragana Belt system. Students also learn about cultural traditions, such as food, festivals, arts, music and national icons. Students have an opportunity to experience authentic traditional Japanese clothing, toys and games. They also learn about Japanese modern culture, such as technology, fashion and anime. Students learn to greet, introduce themselves, have simple conversations and use commonly used phrases to create role-plays. 

 

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