Close message Scootle will stop supporting resources that use the Adobe Flash plug-in from 18 Dec 2020. Learning paths that include these resources will have alerts to notify teachers and students that one or more of the resources will be unavailable. Click here for more info.

Japanese / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Informing

View on Australian Curriculum website Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
Curriculum content descriptions

Locate items of information in simple texts such as charts, songs, rhymes, video clips and anime to complete guided tasks

[Key concepts: information, meaning, text, context; Key processes: listening, identifying, demonstrating, making meaning]

 (ACLJAC112)

Elaborations
  • listening for key words in stories, rhymes or songs, using visual cues such as gestures and facial expressions to assist understanding
  • recognising simple kanji, hiragana or words in familiar contexts such as labels and titles
  • demonstrating early Japanese literacy skills by selecting the correct hiragana or kanji through labelling, matching, clicking and dragging, drawing, mime and actions
  • listening to and/or viewing texts to obtain information such as colour (あか、あお、しろ、くろ、きいろ), size (おおきい、ちいさい) and shape (まる、さんかく、しかく), and using this information in guided activities such as drawing, building or collecting
  • listening to information about Japan, and demonstrating understanding by responding to questions such as 日本(にほん) です か。しんかんせん です か。すし です か。はい/いいえ, for example, by pointing to places on a map, such as Japan, Tokyo or Mount Fuji, or at pictures of different types of food
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
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Informative texts,  Facial expressions,  Gestures,  Japanese language

Interactive resource

My family [Japanese]

Meet a Japanese family. Learn each person's age and family relationship. Identify relationships in a family tree. Meet other families and answer simple questions about family composition. Learn common numbers. Listen to spoken Japanese and look at translations in Hiragana, Romaji and English.

Interactive Resource

Languages online: sentence game maker

This respurce is a tool students can use to make an interactive sentence game. The game involves sentences that have one or more words missing and a number of possible 'answer' words. The player must select the correct answer words to complete the sentences by either dragging and dropping or ‘shooting' the words in the ...

Interactive resource

Flip and match: matching hiragana B

Flip the cards and pair up the hiragana that match exactly. Find the subtle differences in strokes that form the different hiragana. Build your knowledge of hiragana by checking their written and spoken sounds. Work your way through three levels of increasing difficulty. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. ...

Interactive resource

Number trains [Japanese]

Use your knowledge of Japanese numbers to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as numerals, dice dots, counting frames and Japanese number words. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. Begin with numbers up to ten and ...

Interactive resource

My design: talking cat [Japanese]

Design a car that speaks in Japanese. Select items in Japanese to choose your cat's mood, size, position and colour. Then choose a voice and background picture for your cat. Decide on a name that suits your talking cat. Finally, add a message in Japanese about your cat. You can change your design as many times as you like. ...

Interactive resource

Dressing up [French]

Find out words for items of clothing that children in France wear to school, the beach or to go skiing. Identify clothing items suitable for each activity. Follow instructions to dress either a boy or a girl. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

Interactive resource

Match it: matching hiragana A

Explore sets of hiragana that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences, such as こ and い. Pair up the hiragana that match exactly. Build your knowledge of hiragana by checking their shapes and sounds. Work your way through five groups of four hiragana. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. ...

Interactive resource

Lost bike [French]

Design bikes using words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose features to complete a bike you would like to build. Then build a bike to match a description given by a French friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where the bikes are hidden in a town. This learning object is a combination of two objects in ...

Interactive resource

Dragon's jumble: dream [French]

Help a dragon remember what happened in his dream. View four pictures from a recount. Place the pictures in the correct order. Choose sentences to match what is happening in the pictures. Add temporal connectives such as 'd'abord', 'puis' and 'enfin' to show the order of events. Watch an animation of the completed story, ...

Interactive resource

Dressing up [Indonesian]

Explore clothes worn in Indonesia to school, volleyball or a mosque. Identify clothing items suitable for each activity. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

Interactive resource

Dressing up [Italian]

Explore clothes worn in Italy to school, for skiing or for carnival time. Identify clothing items suitable for each activity. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

Interactive resource

Dressing up: school [Indonesian]

Explore clothes worn in Indonesia. Identify clothing items suitable for wearing to school. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Interactive resource

Match it: matching hiragana B

Explore sets of hiragana that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences such as ね and れ. Pair up the hiragana that match exactly. Build your knowledge of hiragana by checking their shapes and sounds. Work your way through five groups of four hiragana. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. ...

Interactive resource

Dressing up [Japanese]

Explore clothes worn in Japan to school, skiing or a lantern festival. Identify clothing items suitable for each activity. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

Interactive resource

Lost bike [Indonesian]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose words to complete a description of a kite you would like to build. Then build a bike to match a description given by an Indonesian friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a village.

Interactive resource

Dragon's jumble: garden [Indonesian]

Help a dragon remember what happened in his garden. View four pictures from a recount. Place the pictures in the correct order. Choose sentences to match what is happening in the pictures. Add temporal connectives such as 'pertama-tama', 'mula-mula' and 'kemudian' to show the order of events. Watch an animation of the completed ...

Interactive resource

Dressing up: lantern festival [Japanese]

Explore clothes worn in Japan. Identify clothing items suitable for going to a lantern festival. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Interactive resource

Dressing up: carnevale [Italian]

Explore clothes worn in Italy for different activities and identify clothing items suitable for carnival time. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Interactive resource

Dressing up: skiing [Japanese]

Explore clothes worn in Japan. Identify clothing items suitable for skiing. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Interactive resource

Dressing up: volleyball [Indonesian]

Explore clothes worn in Indonesia. Identify clothing items suitable for playing volleyball. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.