The Japan Society
Education Teach about Japan Loan Resources

First Steps Poster Packs

Subject: Other Topics
Level: Key Stage 1
Age: 5-7 years
Resource Type: Activities / Loan Resources / Other
First Steps Poster Packs


These poster packs have been designed for use with nursery and KS1 children. Each contains brightly coloured A1 posters and other linked resources which together form a comprehensive unit of study on Japan for the foundation stage.

Easy-to-follow teachers’ notes are also included, with stimulating lesson ideas and associated worksheets which may be copied for use in the classroom.

Below are details of each pack.

Poster Packs

  • Everyday Life

Includes 5 posters: A child’s year; Lunchtime; Greetings; Getting ready for school; Road safety


  • Autumn

Includes 5 posters: Sports Day; Typhoon; Autumn trees; Harvest; 7-5-3 Festival (15 November)


  • Winter

Includes 4 posters: Snow, New Year games; Winter food; Setsubun (3 February)


  • Spring

Includes 5 posters: First day at school; Cherry blossom walk; Spring flowers; Spring flora & fauna; Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival 3 March)


  • Summer 1

Includes 3 posters: Children’s Day (5 May); Summer birds, animals & insects; The rainy season


  • Summer 2

Includes 5 posters: Tanabata (7 July); Tsukimi (moon viewing); Summer holidays; Summer flowers; Summer food