Japanese / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Systems of language

Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that language is organised as ‘text’, and that different types of texts, such as storybooks, songs, chants, labels or rhymes, have different features

[Key concepts: text, meaning, genre, metalanguage; Key processes: recognising, identifying, describing]


  • understanding texts as different forms of communication that are spoken, written, digital or visual, and recognising that they can be very short, for example, たって, or much longer, for example, たって ください。
  • recognising that different types of texts have different features, for example, repetition and rhythm in action songs and chants
  • beginning to use metalanguage to talk about texts, identifying and naming familiar types of texts, such as ‘story’, ‘list’, ‘song’, ‘rhyme’ and ‘tongue twister’, and describing features, for example, stories usually have a story starter (むかしむかし), while songs usually have rhyming and the repetition of words
  • noticing how texts such as storybooks are sequenced and organised, for example, by identifying the main title and the connections between pictures and text
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Text types,  Language conventions,  Literary genres,  Japanese language

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