Wow! What a start to the school term! We have started studying the beautiful country of the Philippines and are very fortunate here at St Emilie’s to have many families that are from the Philippines and are happy and willing to share their life experiences, photos and realia from their home country with us this term.
As a school, we begin our learning of every country by asking great questions about what intrigues us about that country. Here the children are discussing some of the questions we would like answered this term about the Philippines.
When discovering the Philippines, we learn where it is in Asia and what countries border it. The Year 1-3 classes have coloured in the many islands of the Philippines, while the year 4-6 classes had a mapping task which explored the 3 main geographical regions of the Philippines-the Visayas,Mindanao and Luzon and the important elements of the national flag.
All classes watched u-tube clips teaching us to greet one another in Filipino. we paid close attention to the speech inflections and accent and we all agreed that the language of the Philippines is very beautiful to listen to! The main words we learnt are: Kumusta- Hello and Paalam-Goodbye