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Japanese / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise some single and whole word katakana and develop the ability to use hiragana and kanji in a single text

[Key concepts: scripts, characters, stroke order, punctuation; Key processes: reading, writing, recognising]

 (ACLJAU157)

Elaborations
  • reading and writing all hiragana (including voiced, combined and long vowel sounds and double consonants) using the kana chart
  • learning that kanji were brought from China and that hiragana was formed by simplifying the form of kanji, while katakana was formed using a part of kanji
  • learning to apply the basic principles of stroke order to write all hiragana and high-frequency kanji such as 月、日、木、人
  • recognising frequently used katakana words such as オーストラリア
  • reading and writing words, phrases and sentences using kana, for example, わたし の 本、これ は かぞく です。
  • understanding the use of basic Japanese punctuation marks such as まる(。) and てん(、), and katakana long vowel marks, for example, in a student’s name such as ルーク
  • understanding the use of furigana as a reading aid
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Japanese language,  Kanji,  Katakana,  Hiragana

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