Italian


Term 4, 2022

 

During Term 4 students from Foundation to Grade 6 will participate in the Italian Program through a variety of oral activities such as songs, chants, games, role-plays, stories, as well as ‘make and do’ activities to help develop their skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing in Italian.

 

Foundation - Students will learn language about feelings; how to ask 'Come stai?' - How are you? and respond with how they feel; for example, 'Sto molto bene, Sto bene, Sto così così, Sto male, Sono felice, Sono triste.' They will learn action words and phrases to the song, 'Se sei felice e tu lo sai' (If you're happy and you know it). They will be introduced to the theme, 'la casa' - the house,  using the story of 'Giacco è il Fagiolo' - Jack and the bean. They will learn about the different houses, which characters live there and about their own home. The unit will also include learning parts of a house and various characteristics to describe them, for example, big, small, the colour and number of rooms.

 

Grades 1 & 2 - Students will identify 8 different 2D shapes in Italian. They will identify these shapes in the story of 'La casa di Fido' - Fido's House . Students will continue to use this story to explore the theme of 'la casa' - the house; to learn relevant words and phrases including parts and rooms of the house.

 

Grades 3 & 4 - Students will be introduced to language and culture associated with the theme of the house - 'la casa'. They will learn relevant words and phrases through the well-known story, 'I Tre Porcellini' - The Three Little Pigs'. Their learning will include parts and rooms of the house and phrases to describe what their house looks like.

 

Grades 5 & 6 -  Students will be introduced to language and culture associated with the theme of the house - 'la casa'. They will learn to ask and respond to 'Where do you live?', reading maps and writing the address and the different types of housing in Italy compared to Australia. They will learn relevant words and phrases through the well-known story, 'Riccioli d'oro e i tre orsi' - Goldilocks and The Three Bears. This will lead to learning the different parts and rooms of a house and some furniture.

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