Arabic / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Translating

Curriculum content descriptions

Produce bilingual texts and resources such as displays, instructions and newsletters for own learning and for the school community, identifying cultural terms in either language to assist meaning

[Key concepts: bilingualism, linguistic landscape; Key processes: translating, modifying]


  • designing bilingual texts such as a poster for a class or school assembly performance, or a newsletter about a sports carnival or school event
  • using bilingual dictionaries and electronic translating tools to create bilingual texts such as captions, menus and timetables, comparing own version with peers’ and identifying differences in translation
  • creating parallel lists of informal Arabic and English expressions for own use in everyday interactions with friends and family
  • creating bilingual texts, such as songs, a board game, a web page for recipes or an instruction manual for a game, identifying and labelling culture-specific terms to support understanding
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

Arabic language,  Bilingual texts

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