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Bentornati!

Buongiorno a tutti! Bentornati (welcome back) to another year of learning in the Italian classroom and benvenuti (welcome) to all the new students and families at Belle Vue Primary School.

All classes have all been busy busy, it is hard to believe that we are already approaching the 5th week of term 1!

The preps have learnt how to use basic greetings, have begun identifying with some Italian colours and numbers and are learning songs such as ‘Ciao Buongiorno’, ‘Cinque Scimiette’ (Five Little Monkeys) and ‘Dieci Piccoli Indiani’ (10 Little Indians).

Grade 1 and 2 students have been exploring colours and greetings and are now learning to express ‘le emozioni’ (emotions) in Italian.

Grade 3 and 4 children are exploring greetings and numbers and have learnt how to introduce and describe themselves, including their ‘viso’ (facial features).

Grade 5 and 6 students have been exploring greetings and using their prior knowledge in Italian as well as their research and dictionary skills to write ‘una poesia acrostica’ (acrostic poem) using their given name.

Multicultural Day is coming up on Wednesday 22nd of March, students can start thinking about their multicultural dress ups for the day. This year, as a change from previous years, students will be watching and participating in a ‘multicultural dance’ production run by EPR Productions. They will also have the opportunity to take part in an Italian classroom lunch. This will operate as a lunch order. We encourage all students to get involved in this shared lunch experience! More information will follow in upcoming newsletters so stay tuned!

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What we are upto in the Italian classroom…

Preps are currently making family finger puppets to help them to learn family member titles. We have been singing along to the song ‘La famiglia della dita’. Follow the link to sing along at home. Next week they will start learning the days of the week in Italian!

Making 'La Famiglia della dita' (The Finger Family)

Making ‘La Famiglia della dita’ (The Finger Family) puppets.

Singing along to ‘La Famiglia della dita’ song.

The grade 1/2 students have finished learning how to express what they eat for various meals and are currently learning modes of transport ‘il trasporto’.

The 3/4 students have been engaging in discussion about all things culturally and historically Italian and are now doing a mini research task on a topic that interests them. They are soon going to present their research findings to the class.

Grade 5/6 have been learning how to express the time and how to write/use reflexive verbs. They are using this knowledge of time and reflexive verbs to write sentences that describe what they do in the morning in order to get ready.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Term 3 wrap up

As we reach the final weeks of term 2 the grade 5/6 students are busy finishing off their Italian migration research projects. Through this work, they are developing an appreciation and understanding of the Italian migrant’s experience in Australia. Bravissimi!

The grade 3/4s have been learning how to talk about themselves and others in the present tense using the verb ‘essere’ (to be) and have also learnt how to express their likes and dislikes (mi piace e non mi piace) in relation to their hobbies/interests. They have used this learning to write a paragraph about themselves, bravi!

Prep and 1/2 children have recently started a unit of work on L’Italia. We have looked at all things Italian such as famous monuments and iconic foods.

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Here are the prep girls showing off their writing on their ‘Che cosa è?’ (What is it?) Worksheet. Buon lavoro!

Well done on a fun and productive term everyone! Buone Vacanze (Happy Holidays)!

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L’aula d’Italiano – Term 3 so far…

Welcome to Term 3 in the Italian classroom.

This term the prep students have been busy learning how to say farm animal names, they have especially been enjoying singing ‘Old MacDonald’ in Italian! Here is a photo of some of the fantastic work the preps have done…

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Prep animal ‘cut, paste and match’ activity

Grade 1 and 2 children have been learning about pets and how to respond to the question ‘Hai un animale domestico?’ (Do you have a pet?).

The grade 3s, 4s, 5s and 6s have been exploring ‘Le cose che preferiamo’ (our favourite things) which has tested their Italian dictionary skills in order to find works to describe their favourite things (such as animals, foods and games).

Here is the wonderful display they have created…

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Grade 5/6 ‘Le cose che preferiamo’ display

Bravissimi!

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Italian with the Preps

The preps have been busy learning about ‘il corpo’ (the body).

They are loving learning the body parts and especially enjoying singing and performing the actions to the song ‘testa, spalle, ginocchie e piedi’ (head, shoulders, knees and toes).

Click the above text to listen and practice at home.

Here is some fantastic work the preps have done, bravissimi!

Here is some fantastic work the preps have done.

 

Bravissimi!

Bravissimi!

 

 

 

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L’aula d’Italiano – Term 2 so far…

Welcome back to term 2 in the Italian classroom, we are keeping busy!

The Prep children are still busy learning ‘i numeri’ (numbers), and ‘i colori’ (colours) (and wow, they are getting so good at both!). The children had fun making cards for ‘Festa della Mamma’ (Mother’s Day) and have recently started exploring  ‘i parti del corpo’ (parts of the body).

The 1/2s are learning ‘i numeri’ and have become so confident that they are now counting past 20!. They are consolidating on their knowledge of ‘i colori’ and had lots of fun making ‘il gioco della memoria’ (memory card game). They have also been exploring ‘i giorni della settimana’ (days of the week) and ‘i mesi dell’anno’ (months of the year).

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1/2 children playing ‘Il gioco della memoria’

The 3/4s are learning ‘i numeri’ and have no problems counting past ‘cento’ (one hundred!). They are exploring ‘giorni della settimana’ (days of the week), ‘i mesi dell’anno’ (the months of the year) through ‘la filastrocca dei mesi’ (rhyme of the months) and have been writing simple sentences in Italian.

The 5/6s have consolidated on their number knowledge and are now counting past 500. They have just finished looking at the topic of ‘Le Nazioni’ where we used simple sentences in the present tense to describe where our families come from.

Belle Vue is home to students from so many cultures! Here is the display the 5/6s created.

Belle Vue is home to students from so many cultures! Here is the display the 5/6s created.

The 5/6s are now exploring vocabulary associated with ‘Abbigliamento’ (clothing). We have looked at gendering of nouns and converting nouns from singular form into plural form.

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L’Aula d’Italiano

Term 1 for all grades has been mainly focused on learning to meet and greet in the Italian language and on learning to count.

Prep have been busy learning songs such as ‘Ciao Buongiorno’ and ‘Dieci Piccoli Indiani’ (Ten little Indians) and have just started learning ‘I Colori’ (colours).

Foundation children singing 'Dieci Piccoli Indiani' (Ten Little Indians).

Foundation children singing ‘Dieci Piccoli Indiani’ (Ten Little Indians).

The 1/2s have also learnt the ‘Ciao Buongiorno’ song, explored the meaning of the lyrics and learnt ‘I colori’.

The 3/4s have been busy learning to meet and greet in Italian and are now learning to tell the story of ‘Il Bruco Molto Affamato’ (The Very Hungry Catepillar).

The 5/6s have been working on writing and acting out role plays between two people who have just met as well as learning to calculate numbers in Italian. To tie in with multicultural day they have been exploring ‘Le Nazioni’ (countries) and using the present tense to write simple sentences related to their cultural background.

5/6 role playing two people meeting for the first time.

5/6 students role playing two people meeting for the first time.

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