Japanese / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise the use of formulaic expressions and textual features in familiar texts such as emails, letters, postcards or telephone conversations

[Key concepts: textual features, context, variation; Key processes: recognising, identifying, explaining, reflecting]


  • recognising the order for writing the components of the date in Japanese, for example, (ねん)、月、日、よう日
  • understanding the significance of features of different types of texts, such as opening and closing emails, letters or phone conversations, for example, ~さんへ、~より、もしもし
  • considering how the composition of texts in different languages reflects cultural values, such as the ordering of information on Japanese ID cards or when kanji or Arabic numerals are used in Japanese texts
  • understanding conventions associated with using げんこうようし、for example, the size of small characters, the position in the square and the placing of punctuation
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Text types,  Formulaic expressions,  Japanese language

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