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6th July - All About Tokyo


Mini Olympics!

The summer Olympic Games should have been held in Tokyo during July and August 2020 but have now  been postponed until 2021. Breadsall School will also not  be holding their annual sports day! However, so we can all enjoy some sport this summer, why not hold your own Mini-Olympics using equipment  that you can easily find at  home? Challenge the whole family to take part and see who ends up a gold medal winner!


Where is Tokyo?

Every four years, The Olympic Games are held in a different country. The 2020 Games were due to be held in Tokyo. Where is Tokyo and what is it like?

  • Look at  the PowerPoint presentation about Tokyo
  • KS1 - Mark some Japanese cities on a map. Can you locate Tokyo? Colour in the pictures from Japan.
  • KS2 - Complete a fact file about Japan using the template.

Map  Your Shadow!

Japan is known as the Land of the Rising Sun and today you are going to use the sun to investigate your shadow! Choose a day when the sun is going to be out for most of the day.

  • Watch the short BBC clip about the sun.
  • Follow the instructions on the 'Investigating Shadows' sheet and watch your shadow change throughout the day! Take  photos and upload them onto the blog.
  • Write a few sentences to describe what you have observed happening to your shadow.

Make a Japanese Fan

Fans are part of Japanese culture and history. They are also great for keeping you cool when it is sunny! Look at the PowerPoint to find out  more about Japanese fans.  Have a go at making your own.

  • KS1 - Use the  'How to  make a fan'  instructions sheet
  • KS2 - Watch the link and  have a go at making a fan. You could create your own design on blank paper rather than using paper that is already patterned.

Paper Fan making easy tutorial Hand Fan that can fold

How to make paper folding fan that can open and close.


Write Your Own Haiku

  • Haiku are a special type of Japanese poem. They are very short - only 3 lines long!  They have a specific number of syllables per line (5  - 7 - 5). Watch the link below to find out how to write a haiku.
  • Now have a go yourself! Write the haiku either about the summer, Tokyo, The Olympic Games or anything else you want to. Why not write several? Use one of the borders provided below to write up your final version of your Haiku(s) or write up and illustrate your Haiku in a way that suits you.

Haiku: Poetry Writing For Kids // Learning From Home

We go through how to write Haiku Poems, give examples, and then you can write your own.