Italian / Year 3 and 4 / Communicating / Creating

Curriculum content descriptions

Listen to, view and read a range of imaginative texts for children, and discuss messages and impressions

[Key concepts: story, drama, message; Key processes: viewing, reading, predicting, describing, discussing; Key text types: narrative, song, poetry]


  • experiencing different types of children’s texts (for example, Lo Zecchino d’Oro, video clips on Suonolandia and RAI Junior); appreciating elements of humour and drama, use of sound effects, and facial expressions; and responding to the characters and events depicted in the texts, for example, È strano, È buffo. La storia parla di …, La canzone parla di
  • presenting the Pinocchio and La Pimpa stories and commenting on the characters, discussing reasons and consequences (for example, è disobbediente); writing messages to their favourite character in a story or children’s television program, for example, Mi piace/non mi piace la canzone/il quadro. Il documentario è interessante.
  • sharing feelings and ideas about texts (for example, La storia/canzone parla di …e di … Non mi piace …) and making connections between their own experiences and those of characters and places encountered in creative stories or images
  • experimenting with voice to animate characters and using movement/drama to give expression to events in texts, for example, acting out scenes from a story, taking the role of a character
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Imaginative texts,  Predictions (Stories),  Conversations,  Italian language

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