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Japanese / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Informing

Curriculum content descriptions

Convey factual information about self, family, friends and significant objects, using simple statements, gestures and support materials

[Key concepts: self, family, immediate environment; Key processes: naming, labelling, presenting, describing]


  • using digital technologies to help label and name personal items, classroom objects and shared resources, for example, ほん、きょうしつ、つくえ、いす、まど
  • using simple sentence structures, familiar vocabulary, concrete materials and appropriate gestures to provide information about self and immediate environment, for example, ぼく の えんぴつ です。いぬ が すき です。
  • presenting spoken information related to significant objects, using phrases such as わたし/ぼく の noun です。 adjective です。これ は noun です。
  • expressing factual information about qualities such as colour あか、あお、しろ、くろ、きいろ、 number (いち)(ひゃく)size おおきい、ちいさい and shape まる、さんかく、しかく
  • making simple spoken statements about friends, family or favourite characters, for example, げんき、やさしい、おもしろい、つよい、しずか, using images or support materials
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

Statements,  Personal identity,  Factual descriptions,  Japanese language

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