2nd L (F–10) 3-4
By the end of Year 4, students participate in classroom routines and structured interactions with teachers and peers.
They communicate about daily routines, interests and pastimes; recount personal experiences and classroom events; and describe people, experiences or activities using simple depicting signs, such as DS:run-around-oval THEN DS:sit-in-circle.
They express preferences, follow directions and ask for clarification or help.
They play games that involve making choices, exchanging information and negotiating turn-taking.
They use non-manual features to indicate understanding, interest or lack of interest.
They use culturally appropriate protocols, such as gaining attention by waving, tapping or pointing to alert third parties and maintain eye contact when communicating, for example PRO2 MEAN or … RIGHT PRO1?
They identify, summarise/paraphrase and retell key points of information in signed texts such as announcements, directions for a game or presentations by visitors, for example PRO1 FIRST YOUR-TURN.
They recount in correct sequence the main points of an event or favourite elements of a signed story, using modified indicating verbs, such as POSS1 FAVOURITE PART PRO3 TAKE MONEY THEN RUN-that direction.
They present routine class information, such as weather reports or daily schedules, using visual prompts and signed descriptions.
They create their own simple imaginative texts and retell wordless animations using familiar signs, gestures, modelled language and visual supports.
They translate high-frequency signs/words and expressions in simple texts. They reflect on their own cultural identity and ways of communicating in light of their experience of learning Auslan.
Students compare fingerspelling with written English, noticing that it can be used for whole words or for parts of words.
They recognise that there are signs that have no single English word equivalent, and know that signs can be displaced in space for different purposes, such as to show locations or different participants in a verb. They know that signing involves telling, depicting or enacting.
They recognise variation in how Auslan is used, for example by recognising regional dialects and differences in signing space.
They identify different ways Deaf community members communicate with each other and with members of the wider hearing community, for example, face to face, via technology, social media and interpreters.
They know that culture is closely related to language and to identity and involves both visible and invisible elements.