Year 5/6 Term 3 Week 10 🎉🥳🤗


Posted by Nancy | Posted in Classe 5/6 | Posted on September 12, 2021

Ciao Year 5/6,

Urra! (Hooray!) It’s the last week of term 3. 😊 Grazie, for engaging remotely. It’s been challenging but we have survived it together! 😊

I thought I would give you something different to do this week. You will decide the topic to revise or learn about! 😊 You will need to set your own learning goal!

Listen to Nancy read the instructions:

The picture below is a screenshot of the online interactive website I’d like you to use. This website has lessons on a range of topics and interactive games related to that topic.

Step 1.  Leave this category at Beginners (see No. 1)

Step 2. Choose if you want to learn words or sentences about the topic (see No. 2)

Step 3. Choose the topic from the list. (see No. 3)


Step 4. Complete the tutorial (lesson) FIRST

Step 6. Once you have finished the tutorial, go to the games you’d like to play. You can play a variety of games on the topic. Doing this will help you to remember the language more and deepen your comprehension skills.


Below is the link to the website ‘Learn Italian’:


Finally, leave a comment on the Italian blog about your experience with the website and games. Please let me know what topic you completed as well as something that you learnt.  I value your feedback in helping me plan for better learning experiences for you!

Buon divertimento, Year 5/6! (Enjoy!)

If you need my help, email:


Year 5/6 Term 3 Week 9 Home Learning


Posted by Nancy | Posted in Classe 5/6 | Posted on September 5, 2021

Ciao Year 5/6,

Listen to Nancy reading the blog post:

Firstly, thanks to all who did the Kahoot quiz last week. Many of you forgot to give me feedback on your experience with the quiz. Please do this by leaving a comment on my blog.

I was also able to see who completed the quiz and access your results as Kahoot provides me with reports. There were a couple of questions that proved to be the trickiest. One of them was this:

“If you come from Nuova Zelanda your nationality would be…”

Two answers were correct – neozelandese and maori.

I was being evil! 😊 I had ‘nuova zelandese’ as one of the options. I can see why a lot of you chose this. It is very similar to the country name (Nuova Zelanda), and if you weren’t sure about the options, you would think this to be the logical answer. This is one of those answers that you just have to ‘know’. 😃


Listen to Nancy explain this week’s activities:

This week’s lesson also reflects your feedback. Many of you said that you really liked the listening activity. So, this week we will focus again on listening and comprehension. This kind of activity will also help you develop a better ‘ear’ for the Italian language. 😊

L.G. I can listen to an Italian text and comprehend what is being said and show my comprehension by answering questions about it.

First, listen to each reading to determine what your ability level is. The sentences you will hear have words that are familiar to you. Use your prior knowledge only and do your best as you will have to answer a set of questions related to the reading.

Next, choose which text is suited to your learning needs and listen to it again.

Then,  write the recording number and level on the top of your page, copy down the questions and write your answers underneath in English. You may need to listen to the recording more than once.


Easier – Recording 1.

Questions to answer:

  1. What word do they use to say ‘hello’?
  2. What nationality is this person?
  3. Is the person a male or female? How do you know?
  4. How old are they?
  5. Where do they live?
  6. Who do they live with?
  7. What language or languages do they speak?
  8. What colour do they like?
  9. They talk about 3 other things they like, what are they?
  10. What or who is ‘Fluffy’?


Medium – Recording 2

Questions to answer:

  1. What does ‘buongiorno a tutti’ mean?
  2. What gender is this person? How do you know?
  3. They use 2 adjectives to describe themselves, what are they and what do they mean?
  4. What age are they?
  5. Where do they live and with whom?
  6. What nationality are they?
  7. What language/s do they speak?
  8. Name all of their favourite things, including all things they like.
  9. Do they have a pet? If you think they do, what animal is it, and what’s its name?


Harder Recording 3

Questions to answer:

  1. Translate the first sentence. It’s the greeting.
  2. How old is this person?
  3. This person describes themselves as what?
  4. Do you know if it’s a boy or a girl? Why or Why not?
  5. What happens in ‘Ottobre’?
  6. What’s this person’s nationality?
  7. Where do they live and with whom?
  8. What language/s do they speak?
  9. Name all the thing this person likes and favours.
  10. What do they say about pasta?

Finally, send me your questions and answers via email. Please make sure your photos are clear. You can also type your questions and answers up if that’s easier and attach the document to the email. 😊



Ottimo, Year 5/6! Keep it up!

Year 5/6 Term 3 Week 8 Home Learning


Posted by Nancy | Posted in Classe 5/6 | Posted on August 28, 2021

Ciao Year 5/6,

Listen to Nancy read this out.

Grazie mille (1000 thanks) to all the students who have attended the Italian webex meetings or who have submitted work or both! 😊 After your feedback about Remote Learning 6.0, I am switching things up a little. We will do a little revision of what we have learnt so far. For this week, your task will be to complete the Kahoot Quiz.

L.G. I can understand some Italian words and sentences about countries and nationalities.  

Please use your REAL NAME and not a nickname when joining the Kahoot quiz. This will help me know who completed the quiz and how well you did.

You can join the game with the link or the Game PIN below.

Please leave a comment on  the Italian blog. I’d love to hear about your quiz experience! 😊

Kahoot Link below:

Nancy’s Kahoot Quiz – Nazione e Nazionalita`


Game PIN08137348


Buona fortuna! (Good luck!)

Year 5/6 Term 3, Week 7 Home Learning


Posted by Nancy | Posted in Classe 5/6, Uncategorized | Posted on August 20, 2021

Ciao Year 5/6 studenti,

Listen to Nancy read the lesson/activity instructions below.

This week’s leaning focus is being able to listen to a short Italian text that has familiar language and translate it into English without the aid of a translator.

L.G. I can listen to a simple Italian passage that has familiar language and translate it into English.

 Words that you haven’t been introduced to that will be in the passages:

  • Vengo da….. / I come from…
  • Parlo …… /  I speak …….
  • Abito a ……/ I live in ……


First, choose a passage, from the list below, according to the level of difficulty you are comfortable with.

Next, listen to the passage of your choice a few times before you begin to translate.

Then, begin to translate the passage. Listen to the first sentence, pause the recording, and write what you think that sentence means. Continue translating sentence by sentence, pausing the recording whenever you need to. You have learnt that there is not always word-for-word equivalence when translating from Italian to English. Your English translation needs to make sense in English.

Do your best and see what you have learnt so far!  🙂 



Easy – A simple short passage about where Lilly comes from.


Medium – A little more detailed passage about Sara.


Harder – A more detailed passage about Angela’s background and preferences.


Finally, take a CLEAR photo of your work and send it to my email address:

Keep up the fantastic effort Year 5/6!

Year 5/6 Term 3, Week 6 Home Learning


Posted by Nancy | Posted in Classe 5/6, Uncategorized | Posted on August 14, 2021

Ciao Year 5/6 studenti,

Listen to Nancy read the activity instructions:

This week we are finding more information out about ‘NAZIONI  E  NAZIONALITA` (Countries and Nationalities).

Your task is a research based one.

L.G. I know the Italian names of some countries, capital cities and the main language spoken in each country.

STEP 1.– Create a table like my one below.

STEP 2. Add the rest of these countries to the table.

l’Italia ,  la Germania,  l’Inghilterra,  la Cina,  l’India,

la Francia,  la Nuova Zelanda,  l’Australia,  il Brasile,

la Spagna,  il Canada,  gli Stati Uniti

STEP 3 . Go to this website COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD BY POPULATION  and research each country’s population. Add it to the table.

 STEP 4.  Go to this website COUNTRIES AND CAPITAL CITIES  and find the capital city of each country. Add the English name to the table.

STEP 5.  Go to GOOGLE TRANSLATE and translate the capital city name into Italian. Add it to the table.

STEP 6. Go to GOOGLE TRANSLATE and find out the Italian translation for the nationality.

STEP 7.  Answer this reflection question:  Why do the Italian words for nationality have different endings?

STEP 8. Email your completed table to:


Year 5/6 Term 3, Wk 5 Home Learning


Posted by Nancy | Posted in Classe 5/6, Uncategorized | Posted on August 7, 2021

Ciao Year 5/6 studenti,



FIRST – Choose any country (other than l‘Australia) to complete an information report on.

Here are the Italian country names we have learnt so far:

la Francia
la Germania
il Canada
il Brasile
la Cina
gli Stati Uniti
la Nuova Zelanda
la Spagna

 NEXT – Use the internet to research the subheadings below.




THEN – Present your information. Add pictures/photos, captions and labels. Use my model on l’Australia (see PDF below). Choose whether you use WORD or POWERPOINT to complete this task. You might like to present it in a different way such as writing your information on project paper and including drawings, captions and labels or a video presentation. Make sure you include all the Italian  subheadings with English translations above!

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FINALLY –Send me your finished information report!

Buon Divertimento! (Have fun!)

Home Learning Year 5/6 Wk 3


Posted by Nancy | Posted in Classe 5/6, Uncategorized | Posted on July 23, 2021

Watch the video. It has the lesson and the activities included. I have also included the activities below the video.



Listen to Nancy read the activity instructions below.


  1. Find out what the Italian words are for the Olympic values. Use Google Translate to help you.

       The words are: Respect, Friendship, Courage, Inspiration, Excellence,  Equality,


  • Create a poster about the mascot and the Olympic values.
  • Include all of the Olympic value words in both Italian and English
  • Don’t forget to tell me what its name is. Use one of the following sentences.

        Ciao, Mi chiamo …….’ (Hi. My name is …….)

         Salve or Buongiorno. Sono …………. (Hello, I am…….)


  1. Create a new mascot for your class and pretend that you are

       participating in the games.

  • Make a poster about your new mascot.
  • First, give it a new name and use the sentences from activity 1 to introduce your mascot.
  • Next, your mascot must tell me what values it stands for. Use some or all of the values that I introduced you to. You may choose not to include the existing values and make up some new ones. Use Google Translate to help you. E.g. Collaboration – Collaborazione
  • Then, finish the sentence starter below.

      What does this sentence mean? Find out using Google Translate

       Finish the sentence off.

      Io rappresento …………………………………………………….. (Add the values)


  1. Create a new mascot for this year’s Olimpiadi.
  • First, make a fact file about it. Include the subheadings from my example below. You have learnt some of this language last term. You will need to use Google Translate for the language that is unfamiliar to you. You can use some or all of the Olympic values, or you can research your own using Google Translate.
  • Then, include a drawing of your new mascot and the flag of the country that you represent. Include Italian AND English as I have. See my example below and include labels for your drawings:

Send me a photo of your work, I’d love to see it! 



Home Learning Year 5/6 Term 3 WK 2


Posted by Nancy | Posted in Classe 5/6 | Posted on July 16, 2021

L.G. I can create a bilingual text.

Listen to the song ‘Volevo Un Gatto Nero’ (I Wanted A Black Cat)

The lyrics and translation are attached below:

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Choose and activity to complete from the list below.

Activity 1.

Create a powerpoint about all the animals that were included in the song. Label these in Italian and English.

Activity 2.

Create a poster illustrating a verse or line from the song. Add that line or verse that  you have chosen to your poster. Make sure you include the English translation in your poster. Make sure your illustrations reflect what the line or verse is saying and the pictures support the Italian.

Activity 3.

Rewrite the song and research new animals to include such as ‘Volevo un cane rosso, rosso, rosso. Ensure you include a new translation. Use Google translate to help you research the animal names.  Here is the link: Google Translate



I’d love to see your work. My email address is:

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