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Undokai - Japanese Sports Day: Lesson 1

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 / Presentations / Videos / Other


Lesson 1: Radio Taiso Warm-Up

In the first lesson, students are introduced to the Radio Taiso exercises that are performed by the whole school as a warm-up before sports day. At the end of the lesson, the students’ own Radio Taiso performance can be recorded and played back at sports day in the future. 

Learning Objectives

  • To understand and experience the characteristics of Radio Taiso

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform movements from Radio Taiso
  • Select Radio Taiso movements into group exercise routine
  • Apply Radio Taiso routine to open an event


Additional Resources

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