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Japanese / Year 3 and 4 / Communicating / Socialising

Curriculum content descriptions

Interact with the teacher and peers to exchange information about self, family, friends and favourite things, and likes and dislikes, and to express praise, support and respect for others

[Key concepts: communication, information, self, family, respect; Key processes: introducing, interacting, describing]


  • introducing self using formal spoken language and appropriate non-verbal language such as bowing, for example, はじめまして、 Julie です、(きゅう)さい です、おんがく が すき です、どうぞ よろしく
  • exchanging information and building vocabulary to communicate about self, friends or family, using simple statements such as かぞく は 六人 です。おとうさん と おかあさん と おねえさん と ぼく と いもうと と あかちゃん です。いもうと  は 五さい  です。おかあさん は やさしい です。
  • asking and answering factual questions relating to concepts such as time, place or number, using formulaic structures and familiar expressions, for example, かぞく は なんにん です か。3 人 です。いつ です か。五月(ごがつ) です。なんじ です か。三じ です。どこ です か。
  • showing interest in and respect for others, such as by expressing praise or encouragement, using formulaic expressions, for example, だいじょうぶ?たいへん?むずかしい?すごい(です)ね、やさしいね、おもしろいね、じょうずですね、かっこいいね、たのしかった?
  • communicating about activities and shared experiences, for example, place に いきました。 food を たべました。 drink を のみます。 activity/sports を しましょう/しました。おいしかった  です。
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
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Conversations,  Japanese language

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