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Undokai - Japanese Sports Day: Lesson 6

Subject: Physical Education / Other Topics
Level: Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 / Key Stage 3
Age: 5-7 years / 7-11 years / 11-15 years
Resource Type: Activities / Lesson Plans / Other

Lesson 6: The Sports Day

The Sports Day combines all the elements of the individual lessons, allowing students to experience an authentic Japanese undokai (Sports Day). Use the sample timetable including in the lesson plan as a guide to planning your own event. 

Learning Objectives

  • Apply knowledge of Japanese culture and enjoy a fun filled Sports Day/ afternoon

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the differences between a typical Japanese Sports Day and Sports Day in the UK and identify the different cultural activities included within the Sports Day
  • Complete the games with good humour and effective teamwork
  • Understand how individual performance impacts the team


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