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Japanese / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Creating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Participate in shared listening to, viewing and reading of imaginative texts, and respond through singing, chanting, miming, play-acting, drawing, action and movement

[Key concepts: imagination, response, expression; Key processes: responding, performing, sharing, expressing]

 (ACLJAC114)

Elaborations
  • performing songs such as あたまかたひざあし、むすんでひらいて, rhymes, chants or simple stories that include repeated phrases and rhythms and non-verbal forms of expression such as clapping, gestures and facial expressions
  • using simple language structures and supporting drawings or actions to describe and respond to imaginary characters or experiences, for example, おばけ/おに/かっぱ/たぬき/ようかい です。
  • participating in shared reading and viewing of print and digital imaginative texts, sharing opinions and responding to prompt questions such as だれ です か。ちいさい です か。おおきい です か。かわいい です か。
  • making simple statements about favourite characters in stories or songs, for example, やさしいかわいい こわいつよい
  • responding to Japanese versions of familiar children’s stories and folk tales, comparing expressions at key points in the story with English-language versions, and re-enacting with puppets, props or actions
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • 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

Personal responses,  Imaginative texts,  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.

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

Moving Image

The journey to Injinoo

This animation of a contemporary story created by primary school children from the Northern Peninsula Area State College in Far North Queensland. The story is told in English language, a glossary of Aboriginal words and a transcript of the story is provided.

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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.

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Climbing Mt Batur: level 1

Climb Mt Batur on the island of Bali. Start from a hotel, visit a village and the base of the volcano. Climb in three stages to reach the summit. Along the way, meet the villagers and get hints to help with your journey. Talk with your local guide and respond to comments and questions. This learning object is the first ...

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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. ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Number trains: 10-400 [Japanese]

Use your knowledge of how to count by tens in Japanese. Arrange train carriages in order according to numerals and Japanese number words on their sides. For example, identify the numeral or number word that comes after さんびゃくろくじゅう. This learning object is the third in a series of three objects that progressively increase ...

Moving Image

The wallaby and the dugong

This animation of a contemporary story created by primary school children from the Lockhart River community in Far North Queensland. The story is told in two versions; one in English language and one in Umpila language. A glossary of language in provided along with a transcript of the story.

Interactive resource

Lost bike [Italian]

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

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Number trains: 1-10 [Japanese]

Use your knowledge of Japanese numbers from 1 to 10 to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as hiragana number words, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. This learning object ...

Interactive resource

Matching hiragana

Explore sets of hiragana that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences, such as し and つ, れ and ね. Pair up hiragana that match exactly. Build your knowledge of hiragana by checking their sounds. This learning object is a combination of four objects in the 'Flip and match' and 'Match it' series.