Japanese / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Informing

Curriculum content descriptions

Gather, classify and compare information from a range of sources related to concepts from other learning areas

[Key concepts: interests, behaviours, social interactions, cultural expression; Key processes: researching, compiling, presenting, identifying]


  • surveying and compiling information about young people’s interests and preferences in different contexts, such as favourite activities, television and websites, preferred means of transport or communication, or leisure activities at different times of the year, and presenting findings in formats such as flow charts, graphs, diagrams or oral presentations, for example, ぜんぶ で 二十人 です。六人 は ゲーム が すき です。
  • extracting key points from a range of spoken, written or digital texts on topics such as healthy eating, school lunches, or home or school routines, discussing findings and comparing opinions, for example, 日本人 は がっこう で そうじ を します。オーストラリア人 は そうじ を しません。
  • identifying points of information in texts such as advertisements, conversations, brochures or announcements, and representing them in different formats, such as charts, concept maps, skits or digital presentations
  • viewing video clips or reading simple texts containing social interactions such as exchanges between parents and children or customers and shop assistants, identifying and recording new words and expressions for use in their own language production
  • identifying words, expressions and behaviours associated with important Japanese cultural activities or events, and comparing them with equivalent Australian expressions or behaviours, for example, locating あけまして おめでとう ございます on a New Year’s card ((ねん)()(じょう))
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
ScOT terms

Data collection,  Themes (Texts),  Japanese language



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