During Term 2 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 be introduced to the famous Italian puppet Pinocchio. They will learn language associated with the cultural story of ‘Pinocchio’ such as family, body parts, action words, numbers 1-10, colours, and greetings and responses. This will lead onto the story of 'Zucchero Filato' - Fairy Floss, which sets Pinocchio at a carnival.
Grades 1 & 2 - Students will be introduced to the Italian folk-tale 'il sole e il vento' - The sun and the wind. They will explore the theme of the weather - 'il tempo' and its related descriptive and communicative language with particular emphasis on dramatic play.
Grades 3 & 4 - Students will be introduced to language associated with the days and the weather - 'I giorni e il tempo'. They will learn words and phrases to describe the weather today and during the different seasons.
Grades 5 & 6 - Students will complete their design and making of their 'Carnevale' mask and celebrate the unit by performing the song "Ciao, Buongiorno Rock!" to the school community.
Students will be introduced to the weather - 'il tempo'. They will learn the days, the months and the seasons of the year. Students will observe the weather and describe what kinds of clothes are appropriate for different kinds of weather.