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Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 3 to 6 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interact with peers, the teaching team and visiting Elders/community speakers about aspects of their personal worlds, such as experiences at school, home, everyday routines and favourite pastimes, interests and activities

[Key concepts: relationship, kinship, family, experience; Key Processes: describing, sharing, responding, recounting]


  • describing self in relation to daily routines, family and friends, pastimes and aspects of school and home life, using familiar and modelled language
  • sharing and comparing their responses to learning experiences such as visits or school and class activities, using gestures, illustrations and graphics to support the elaboration of meaning
  • asking and responding to questions to identify or describe features of people, creatures and objects in the environment, for example, by referring to colour, size, number, location
  • corresponding with young target language learners in other contexts in print or digital form, asking and answering factual questions about self, their class, interests, leisure activities, likes and dislikes
  • giving opinions about aspects of their personal worlds, such as interests and leisure activities
  • describing other people, such as family members, friends and teachers, for example, by identifying their kin relationship, physical appearance and characteristics/qualities
  • showing interest in and respect for others, for example, by expressing praise or encouragement
  • expressing personal experiences, feelings and plans, using modelled sentence patterns
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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