The Year 5 & 6 students are learning about the Five Elements Theory which is used by a lot of Chinese people for interaction between internal organs, Chinese medicine and even Chinese cooking and food. The Five Elements are metal(金), wood(木), water(水), fire(火) and earth(土).
Similar to the perfect balance found in 'yin and yang', Chinese people always try to find the perfect balance between the five elements.
The students learnt to write the symbols and made a mobile using paper and branches to represent the importance of maintaining a balanced diet in order to stay healthy.
The students had a great start to Term 2. The Foundation students have started learning about the phonetics of Mandarin Chinese. They learnt to pronounce the Pinyin Initials. Some found it difficult to say the ji, qi, xi and zi, ci , si sounds. Please encourage your child to watch this short video in order to familiarise themselves with those tricky sounds.