Japanese / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Socialising

Curriculum content descriptions

Participate in guided group activities such as games, songs and simple tasks, using movement, gestures and pictures to support understanding and to convey meaning

[Key concepts: play, action learning, collaboration; Key processes: participating, turn-taking, interacting]


  • singing and responding to action songs such as むすんでひらいて, ひげじいさん, きらきらぼし, おおきなくりのきのしたで、 or tongue twisters ((はや)(くち)(こと)()) such as なまむぎなまごめなまたまご、 あかパジャマきパジャマちゃパジャマ
  • playing じゃんけんぽん and using it in interactions such as turn-taking
  • participating in games, tasks and activities that involve guessing, matching and choosing objects, such as Bingo, Snap or Go Fish, using modelled questions and responses, for example,
    うさぎ です か。はい/いいえ。はい、うさぎ です。
    いいえ、うさぎ じゃない です。
  • using formulaic phrases related to playing games, for example, つぎ、 はい!、 かった、 まけた、ざんねん、あたり、はずれ
  • using rehearsed language to collaborate in craft activities, for example, のり を ください。はい、どうぞ。
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Action songs,  Japanese language,  Educational games

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