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Undokai - Japanese Sports Day: Lesson 3

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 3: Fun and Physical Activity

This lesson highlights the importance of humour and having fun at a Japanese sports day. Students must think creatively and work collaboratively with their team to devise an activity for the opposing team that meets the criteria they have been given.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the importance of having fun to promote physical activity by playing typical Japanese sports day games 

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key differences between British and Japanese approaches to Sports Days.
  • Understand the importance of humour and team work to provide a fun activity/activity day
  • Replicate with accuracy two events typical to Japanese Sports Days.


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