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Module: Happy Days

Unit: Festivals

Level: KS2

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1. Festivals - writing tasks

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Source: CDI, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets 

Learning Objectives

Resources

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use proper nouns to refer to events, e.g. It is called the Moon Festival.
  • Use prepositions to indicate time, e.g. on Christmas Eve, at Easter
  • Use formulaic expressions to begin and end a letter, e.g. Dear Mary, Write soon, Tom.
  • Use the simple past tense to talk about past activities, e.g. Jesus was born in a stable.
  • Use the simple present tense to describe a situation, e.g. Children get red packets from their families at Chinese New Year.

Reading:

  • Construct meaning from texts by
    • reading written language in meaningful chunks
    • identifying time markers or simple linking words to understand the connection between ideas
  • Locate information and ideas by
    • Locating specific information in a short text in response to questions
    • Identifying main ideas from a text

Writing:

  • Develop written texts by
    • adding personal ideas and information when a model is provided, such as filling gaps
    • using appropriate format and conventions when writing notes and greeting cards
  • Plan and organize information and ideas by
    • Identifying purpose and audience for a writing task
    • Deciding on the sequence of content
  • Gather and share information, ideas and language by using strategies such as brainstorming, listing, questioning and interviewing

Speaking:

  • Convey meaning clearly and coherently by producing simple phrases and sentences involving repetition or listing
  • Maintain an interaction by asking and responding to others' opinions

  1. Chinese New Year
  2. Easter
  3. Mid Autumn Festival
  4. Halloween
  5. Christmas

Brief Description:
Writing tasks about festivals

User Tips:

  • In Task 1, students can read stories and traditions about Chinese New Year and write a postcard to a friend.
  • In Task 2, students can read about activities at Easter, listen to an Easter poem and write a letter to a friend to talk about activities they like.
  • In Task 3, students can read and write secret message like what people did at Moon Festival in the past. They can also write a letter to a friend telling him about Mid Autumn Festival.
  • In Task 4, students can talk about Halloween party and write invitation to another class to the party.
  • Teachers can refer to 'Let's Experience and Appreciate Drama (LEAD)' for more speaking tasks about Halloween.
  • In Task 5, students can read stories about Christmas and write a letter to Santa Claus.

2. Festivals we enjoy

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Source: S.K.H. Kei Hin Primary School
Media: Powerpoint 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

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Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use proper nouns to refer to festivals, e.g. Easter is in April.
  • Use prepositions to indicate time, e.g. Christmas is in December.

Reading:

  • Identify details that support the gist or main ideas

http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=2006590255

Brief Description:
A PowerPoint about festivals

User Tips:

  • Introduce the names of the festivals and things people can do in the festivals.
  • Consolidate students' learning about festivals in Activity 1 & 2.

3. Chinese New Year

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Recommended Resources
Source: The British Museum
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning 

Learning Objectives

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Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the present perfect tense to relate the past events to the present, e.g. The ancient sword has been decorated with a lion.
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions, e.g. In Chinese tradition some animals are lucky or give protection.

Reading:

  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold printing and punctuation
  • Identify details that support the gist or main ideas

Speaking:

  • Present information, ideas and feelings clearly and coherently

http://nmolp.britishmuseum.org/webquests/webquest.php?webquest_id=6&partner_id=brim

Brief Description:
A webquest about designing lucky envelopes

User Tips:

  • Before starting the project, teachers can show students the introductory screens and let them understand what the task is.
  • When reading different pages of the website, draw students' attention to the headings, spacing and bold printing of the layout.
  • Students can make use of the 'My Bookmarks' and 'My Notebook' to jot notes. Teachers can demonstrate the use of 'My Bookmarks' to save pictures so that students can use them later in the project.
  • After making the envelope, students should present the design and the rationale of the design in class.

4. Festivals

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.hkedcity.net
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use proper nouns to refer to festivals, e.g. Easter is in April.

Reading:

  • Scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words


Listening:

  • Locate specific information in spoken texts

http://www.hkedcity.net/english/festivals/

Brief Description:
A website with materials about different festivals

User Tips:

  • Choose the festival on the list:
  • Read an article about the background information of the festival in “About” .
  • Find reading materials related to the festival in “Stories” and “Poetry”.
  • Use the clips in “Video / Audio Clips” to design listening tasks.
  • Download teaching ideas and notice board materials in “For Teachers”.

5. My favourite day - Chinese New Year

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Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Stories , e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use proper nouns to refer to festivals, e.g. Chinese New Year is celebrated in many countries.
  • Use the simple present tense to describe habitual actions, e.g. We carry lanterns in a parade at night.

Reading:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experience, and making use of context and knowledge of the world
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/my-favourite-day-chinese-new-year 

Brief Description:
An interactive story about Chinese New Year

User Tips:

  • Brainstorm ideas about festivals, e.g. What's your favourite day? What happens on that day? Do you eat special food?
  • Highlight the Chinese New Year activities mentioned in the story.
  • After reading, students can discuss other activities for Chinese New Year.
  • Students can find out their Chinese Zodiac at the end of the story.
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