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Japanese / Year 3 and 4 / Communicating / Socialising

Curriculum content descriptions

Follow teacher instructions and directions by responding to questions and requests, and use simple questions and statements to ask permission and to show interest and appreciation

[Key concepts: interaction, negotiation, response; Key processes: responding, requesting, rehearsing]


  • participating in classroom interactions, for example, by responding with comments such as Matt くん は いません。Todd くん と Sally さん は やすみ です。Ella さん も やすみ です。
  • using appropriate formulaic expressions and gestures to contribute to interactions, for example, しつれいします。 おねがいします。
  • asking for help or clarification, for example, すみません。もういちど。, and negotiating turn-taking, for example, ちょっと まって。 Matilda さん の ばん。どうぞ 。
  • responding to teacher instructions such as ペア に なって ください。三人 グループ に なって ください。ならんで ください。大きいこえで。
  • recognising and rehearsing interjections or fillers in conversations, for example, ええとすみません 。ほんとう? そうですね 。
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Questions (Sentences),  Instructions,  Japanese language

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