Japanese / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise the systematic order within the hiragana character set; commence hiragana script writing and recognise and write frequently used kanji

[Key concepts: character, kana and kanji, stroke order, font; Key processes: recognising, tracing, reading, writing]


  • learning how to use the character chart as a systematic framework for reading and writing
  • understanding that there is a stroke order for both kana and kanji
  • recognising that Japanese has various printed fonts and that handwritten forms of several characters differ from the printed versions in most fonts, for example, き、さ、ふ、ら、り
  • learning to read and write words using kana
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Japanese language,  Hiragana,  Stroke order,  Fonts

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