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

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Develop and apply understanding of verb conjugation, suffixes, basic conjunctions and a range of adjectives and adverbs to construct simple sentences

[Key concepts: grammar, syntax, vocabulary knowledge; Key processes: applying, explaining, understanding]


  • applying rules of past tense verb conjugation to describe past actions and events, for example,

    أنا أكلتُ؛ أنتَ شربتَ؛ أنتِ ذهبتِ؛ هو كتبَ‘؛ هي ركضَت؛ هم تأخروا

  • producing complex sentences using present tense verb conjugation, for example,

    أمي تطبخ طعاماً لذيذاً؛ أبي يغسل السّيارة كل أسبوع؛ أساعد في تنظيف البيت دائماً؛ المعلمون يتكلمون كثيراً

  • expressing negation in complex sentences, for example

    لا أريد أن ألعب هذه اللعبة؛ ليس عندي طعام مفضّل؛ لم؛ لن

  • using the imperative form of verbs to address different people and groups, orally, such as in speeches and presentations, or in writing, such as in a group email, for example,

    تعالوا جميعاً نشارك في يوم تنظيف أستراليا؛ هيّا شاركوا معنا؛ قولوا للجميع؛ لا تتأخروا

    understanding gender and number agreement between nouns and adjectives, for example, كتاب واحد رخيص؛ ثلاثة كتب رخيصة؛ عشرة كتب غالية؛ طاولة واحدة ثقيلة؛ أربع طاولات قديمة ؛ تسع طاولات كبيرة using irregular adjectives to describe number, shape and colour, for example,

    فزت في المرتبة الأولى؛ أتيتُ الثاني في الإمتحان؛ حقيبتي حمراء؛ قميص أحمر؛ قلم أخضر؛ ممحاة خضراء؛ شكل مدوّر؛ مثلث؛ مربع؛ مستطيل

    describing a relationship using a possessive pronoun for singular and plural third person, for example

    سليم يحب ابي كثيراً؛ هناء تستمع إلى أمها دائماً

  • using conjunctions (بينما) to make comparisons between people or actions, for example, كامل صديق ودود بينما مازن شخص غيّور؛ أمل تلعب التنس بينما علياء تسبح بمهارة, and to link ideas and sentences, for example, لكن؛ كذلك
  • using adverbial phrases to expand on ideas and elaborate on information related to feelings, attitudes and abilities, for example

    أمي تتكلم بثقة كبيرة؛ المعلم يشرح الدرس بطريقة مفهومة؛ أخي يتكلم في الخطب بجرأة كبيرة

  • understanding and applying rhetorical questioning techniques in oral and written interactions to provoke thought and response, for example, أليس كذلك؟؛ من منا لا يحب اللعب على الكومبيوتر؟
  • building compound sentences to express opinions, preferences or reasons, for example

    الكاتب المفضل عندي هو... لأن قصصه مشوقة وفيها كثير من المفاجآت؛ قصص مسلية وتحتوي على الخيال

General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Adverbs,  Arabic language,  Conjugation (Grammar),  Adjectives,  Suffixes

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