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Japan and the Tokyo Olympics

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Japan and the Tokyo Olympics

This lesson introduces Japan, Japanese culture, and the Tokyo Olympic games to KS2 students. It includes many fun facts and a short quiz at the end.

Japanese Sports Quiz

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Japanese Sports Quiz

Introduce students to six traditional Japanese sports and martial arts (Karate, Judo, Kendo, Kyudo, Yabusame, and Sumo) using this short and fun interactive quiz.

Japanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 6

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Japanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 6

Focusing on giving in the '5 Ways to Wellbeing', Lesson 5 explores the links between giving to others and its impact on positive wellbeing through the customs and culture of Japan.

Japanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 5

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Japanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 5

Focusing on learning in the '5 Ways to Wellbeing', Lesson 5 explores the links between positive wellbeing and the development of new skills and knowledge through the Japanese art of manga.

Japanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 4

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Japanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 4

Focusing on taking notice in the '5 Ways to Wellbeing', Lesson 4 explores the links between nature, mindfulness and mental health through Japan’s symbolic cherry blossom.

Japanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 3

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Japanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 3

Focusing on being active in the '5 Ways to Wellbeing', Lesson 3 explores the links between physical and mental health and the importance of staying active through the Japanese concept of Radio Taiso.

Japanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 2

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Japanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 2

Focusing on connection in the '5 Ways to Wellbeing', Lesson 2 explores the importance of connecting with other people. Using the Japanese festival of Obon, students will learn to describe what home and family means and why connecting with others improves our wellbeing.

Japanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 1

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Japanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 1

Lesson 1 introduces the concept of wellbeing. Students will learn about the '5 Ways to Wellbeing' as well as the country of Japan. The learning objectives of the lesson is for students to learn to discuss and explain how they feel and understand what wellbeing is.

Japanese Culture and Wellbeing

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Japanese Culture and Wellbeing

Using the NHS ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ (Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Take Notice and Give) pupils will explore the concept of wellbeing and how it might be improved through engagement with the events, customs and celebrations of Japan. This scheme of work will not only promote increased cultural awareness, but also highlight features of Japanese culture, which promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

Valentine's Day Origami Ideas

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Valentine's Day Origami Ideas

Looking for some craft activities to do for Valentine's Day this year? Why not try making your own origami decorations, a gift box for Valentine's Day sweets, or a secret message envelope?