In this free workshop, primary school teachers at all levels of Japanese proficiency will share teaching materials and ideas that can inspire their pupils.
This event will bring together primary teachers of Japanese to share their ideas about what went well with their Japanese teaching over the last year. There will be information about how teachers have used the scheme of work, how they improved the resources, what worked best, as well as introduce other useful resources or ideas that they have tried in their classes.
The Japan Foundation Scheme of Work for Primary Schools:
This event will also introduce new resources that can be used alongside the Japan Foundation’s Japanese Scheme of Work for Key Stage 2 – for Year 4 and 5s. This will help give teachers of Japanese information and ideas to continue teaching Japanese for the second and third years.
The resources follow the Japan Foundation Japanese Scheme of Work for Primary Schools, which is packed full of lesson plans, resources and exciting and fun ideas for teaching primary-level Japanese to Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 pupils. These teaching materials have been created by the Japan Foundation’s Chief Language Advisor Makoto Netsu, and have been tested with two classes of Year 4 pupils at Southfield Primary School. Participants will additionally have access to exclusive draft versions of the resources, and Mr Netsu will give explanations about how he has used them, and how they might be adapted for other primary Japanese classes. The resources themselves include worksheets, plans, activities, games etc.
Book your place today here.
This course is for teachers of any level of Japanese that would like some hints about how to get started and how to use the Japan Foundation Scheme of work for Key Stage 2 Japanese language lessons.
Spaces on this course are limited. Priority will be given to teachers or trainee teachers employed by a primary school.
Cost of your travel to London:
We are keen to include primary teachers of Japanese from all over the UK, so we will be able to make a contribution to help cover the costs of your travel to London for this event. We will cover the costs of second class train tickets over £15, upto £80. You will need to cover the first £15, but we will try to cover the rest*. For example, if your ticket costs £69, we will cover £54 of the costs. Please ask for a receipt when you book your ticket and bring it with you to this event.
*We do have an upper limit to our budget, so if there is a very large number of attendees, we might have to reduce the top payment of £80.
Timetable (provisional and subject to change):
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction, greetings
10:15 – 10:45 Helen Morris from Madley Primary School - Momotaro Play
10:45 – 11:00 Share ideas/ discussion
11:00 – 11:30 Clare Kuroishi – Using kendo, and rajio taiso (teach parts of the body)
11:30 – 11:45 Share ideas / discussion
11:45 – 12:15 Aya Kamura Mirto - Teaching about the weather and making teru teru bozu
12:15 – 12:30 Share ideas / discussion
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Introducing the JF Scheme of Work for Year 4 – Year 5
14:30 – 15:00 Introduction to support from Japan Foundation
15:00 – 15:30 Q&A, Evaluation and extra time to share ideas