NetNZ Unique China

Activities & Student Work

  • We Are Learning To:

  • Week 1

  • Identify our prior knowledge.
  • Describe parts of Chinese Culture.
  • Listen to the sounds of the Chinese language.
  • Make the different sounds of the Chinese language.
    • Pinyin initials and finals
    • The four tones
      • First tone - mā / ma1
      • Second tone - má / ma2
      • Third tone - mǎ / ma3
      • Fourth tone - mà / ma4
    • Use basic greetings in Chinese.
      • 你好 nǐ hǎo (ní hǎo) - hello!
      • 再见 zài jiàn - Goodbye.
      • 你好吗?nǐ hǎo mā (ní hǎo mā) - How are you?
      • 我很好 wǒ hěn hǎo (wǒ hén hǎo) - I'm fine.
    • Ask and Answer questions about names.
      • 你叫什么名字?nǐ jiào shén me míng zi?
      • 我叫(Simon)。wǒ jiào (Simon).
  • Week 2

  • Review our Chinese phrases from last week.
  • Investigate our prior knowledge about China through images.
  • Count from 1-10 in Chinese.
  • Play some Chinese number games.
  • Week 3

  • Review our Chinese phrases from last week.
  • Discuss the findings from our research
  • compare and contrast ideas about Chinese culture and New Zealand culture
  • Ask and answer questions about age
  • Week 4

  • Review our Chinese phrases from last week.
  • Ask and answer questions about nationalities
  • Week 5

  • New vocabulary:
    •            I, you, he, she
      我 , 你 , 她 , 他 
      ma   ba   di   ge   mèimei   jiějie  Mum, dad, little brother, big brother, little sister, big sister
      妈妈 , 爸爸 , 弟弟 , 哥哥 , 妹妹 , 姐姐 
  • Describing our family/household.
  • Demonstrate our learned language by giving a brief, videoed introduction to our family 

Lesson Resources