Story Asking With Junior Primary


In Indonesian lessons, junior primary classes for the past few weeks have been making up stories based on vocabulary needed for our Twilight Pasar coming up in 2 weeks.

Mr Cordy’s year 1/2 class enjoyed filming each other with iPad’s. Enjoy watching their acting of the story they made up together! Haven’t they come a long way with their Indonesian?






Astaga! What a Great Story!!

One of our Year 7 students,independently set herself some Indonesian homework!! How fantastic is that!! What an brilliant way to practice writing new Indonesian words and also Indonesian sentences!! Here is the vocabulary M used:

Here is the story she wrote all by herself at home, totally independently with absolutely no help! It was great to see that she used English where the Indonesian wasn’t known! Much better to do that than use an online dictionary which generally creates gobbledy gook and makes little sense!

Then, she completed another task – a listen and draw!! M drew a comic strip to illustrate the story!!

Bagus sekali M! Terima kasih for sharing it with us all!

Free Writes in Week 2

Last week, all middle and upper students practiced how to do a free write. Students were given 5 minutes to write non stop in Indonesian. They could write what ever they liked as long as they understood it. Many students chose to look around the room and copy down familiar words, but a few took the story we had focused on last week and either rewrote it from memory or used the story format to write an original story again from memory!
Free writes are a great way for me to assess student progress and if you look at the following you will agree, they are awesome!
Here are a selection of free writes beginning with a year 3 student and finishing with year 7’s. Ask your son/daughter to translate some of them:





IMG_9477I love the way the above student wrote a sentence structure and then focused on it! What great way to learn!!

IMG_9479I love how Harriet incorporated kenalkan vocabulary from previous years into her story!


Look how Illiana (above) added to the end of the story!



Miranda also took the structure and built on it using vocabulary from previous years! How awesome!

Look how Eli used dengan and suka!! Brilliant work Eli.

IMG_9504Georgia has used the story structure to rewritte an entirely original story! In 5 minutes!

IMG_9514Winter has used this opportunity to experiment with all the sentences and phrases she has learned over the primary years! How great is that!!

IMG_9516Look how the above student has spent the entire 5 minutes writing solidly incorporating all sorts of phrases and vocabulary!! Well done!