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

Curriculum content descriptions

Explore the structure and language features of spoken and written Arabic texts, such as news reports and conversations, recognising that language choices and the form of Arabic used depend on purpose, context and audience

[Key concepts: structure, coherence, textual features; Key processes: connecting, applying]


  • identifying the purpose, context and audience of a range of familiar texts, for example, fairy tales, songs, poems, short plays and video clips
  • listening to, reading and viewing different types of texts with a common topic and comparing features, for example, examining a print report, a television report and an internet announcement about an accident and discussing how the different features of each text combine to make similar meaning
  • discussing key features, audience and purpose of different types of texts, for example, a shopping list serves as a reminder to self of items to be purchased, whereas a permission note seeks permission from another person to do or have something
  • making connections between the degree of formality of a situation and the form of Arabic used, such as the use of colloquial Arabic in informal spoken texts and of Modern Standard Arabic in formal spoken situations and in written texts
  • analysing how different types of texts create specific effects by using particular aspects of language, for example, superlative adjectives and imperative verb forms in advertisements designed to persuade customers
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Text types,  Text purpose,  Cohesion (Language),  Arabic language

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