Japanese / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interact with peers and the teacher to describe aspects of daily life such as routines and pastimes, or celebrations and special days; to express preferences; and to show interest in and respect for others

[Key concepts: communication, correspondence, exchange, interests; Key processes: interacting, communicating, greeting, describing]


  • communicating with peers and other Japanese speakers in local or online communities or digital forums, using strategies such as active listening skills, turn-taking cues, requests for clarification, and respectful language for agreeing or disagreeing, for example, へー、そうですね、すみません、もういちど おねがいします、ちょっと
  • showing interest in, respect and concern for others by asking questions such as だいじょうぶ です か。
  • exchanging simple correspondence such as greeting cards in print or digital form based on modelled language such as おたんじょうび おめでとう(ございます)。あけまして おめでとう ございます。おかあさん、ありがとう。~へ~より
  • using formulaic language to exchange emails with young Japanese speakers to provide personal information such as ~さんへ、~より、じゃあ また, their names, likes and dislikes, family members or leisure activities
  • exchanging information with one another or with other Japanese-speaking students about school or home routines, leisure activities, interests or preferences, popular culture or sport, for example, サッカー を します か。いつ  します か。()よう() に サッカー を します。サッカー  が  すき です か。ぼく も すき です。
  • recounting experiences with own family and friends, for example, ()よう() に ともだち と うみ に いきました。たん生日(じょうび) に ケーキ を たべました。
  • exchanging gifts using appropriate body language/gestures, such as giving and receiving with two hands and using expressions such as すみません。どうぞ 。どうも  ありがとう ございます。
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
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Attitudes,  Conversations,  Japanese language

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