Chinese / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Initiate interactions with peers and known adults to plan and organise social activities

[Key concepts: community, leisure, nature, recreation; Key processes: planning, organising, transacting]


  • experimenting with language choices to convey emotions and attitudes such as excitement and interest when events or ideas are suggested, including making arrangements, welcoming, congratulating, complimenting and praising
  • exchanging information and opinions in class discussion, responding to questions such as 你喜欢运动吗?, and expressing agreement and disagreement with others’ opinions (for example, 对,我也很喜欢运动); making sure that other participants are included in interaction, for example, 我去过法国,你呢?
  • participating in role-plays relating to shopping scenarios, and specifying quantity or type of item when selecting from options, for example, 三斤苹果,一包糖
  • completing transactions by confirming prices (for example, 多少钱?五块八) and exchanging money, recognising Chinese currency
  • preparing performances celebrating important events in the Chinese calendar to present at school assemblies to raise community understanding of aspects of Chinese culture, such as a taiji performance, a lion dance, or a Spring Festival song such as 《恭喜恭喜》
  • assisting in organising and hosting visitors from a sister school or guest speakers to raise school community awareness of the importance of learning Chinese
  • seeking permission from the teacher or peers to participate in activities or to be excused, for example, 我可以去喝水吗?
  • responding to the teacher’s questions with actions or answers (for example, answering the question 懂了吗?), and requesting or borrowing items from others using appropriate language such as 我想看看你的书,好吗?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Cooperation,  Chinese languages

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