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O Hanami (April)

Subject: English / Other Topics
Level: Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2
Age: 5-7 years / 7-11 years
Resource Type: Activities / Presentations / Lesson Plans / Worksheets / Videos / Other

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Cherry blossoms are considered a symbol of spring in Japan and when the trees are covered in beautiful pink blossoms, people gather together for picnics underneath them, in a tradition known as O Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing).

In this lesson, students will learn about the customs and activities associated with O Hanami and compose haiku poems using their own thoughts about spring and nature.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about the customs and activities associated with O Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing) in Japan.
  • To identify and discuss seasonal words and ideas about Spring.
  • To apply seasonal vocabulary and practise use of the present tense to produce haiku poetry.

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