Work samples

Languages: Japanese

Years 3 and 4


Languages: Japanese - Satisfactory - Years 3 and 4

Portfolio summary

This portfolio of student work shows that the student can interact with the teacher and peers in regular classroom routines and structured interactions (WS2, WS4). The student understands and responds to instructions related to classroom organisation and activities. The student uses formulaic and rehearsed language to exchange information (WS3) about their personal worlds and in familiar interactions such as praising or encouraging one another (WS2). The student responds to simple questions using short spoken statements and uses counter classifiers in response to questions (WS2). The student creates short spoken informative and descriptive texts related to their personal world with the support of modelled language, scaffolded examples and resources such as word lists (WS2). The student describes people and events using adjectives (WS3), time-related vocabulary and appropriate verb forms (WS3). The student reads (WS1) and writes the 46 hiragana (WS1, WS3, WS4), including long vowels (WS1, WS3), voiced sounds (WS1, WS3) and blended sounds as formulaic language (WS1, WS3) as well as high-frequency kanji (WS1, WS4). The student applies word order in simple sentences (WS3). The student identifies examples of cultural differences between ways of communicating in Japanese and in their own language(s) (WS2, WS4).

The student identifies both vowel and vowel–consonant sounds of hiragana, recognising that vowel sounds can be elongated and that this can change meaning. The student identifies ways in which rhythm is used to chunk phrases within a sentence. The student uses the hiragana chart to support their reading and writing, recognising its systematic nature (WS4). The student demonstrates awareness of the predictable nature of pronunciation (WS1, WS4). The student knows the role of particles (WS3), rules for simple verb tense conjugations and how to create questions (WS2). The student demonstrates their understanding of the importance in Japanese of non-verbal communication such as the use of gestures, for example, bowing (WS1) to replace words and to communicate meaning (WS1, WS2). The student identifies ways in which Japanese language reflects ways of behaving and thinking (WS4).

Work samples