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Entries from July 24th, 2017

Japanese Cherry Blossom

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Sakura is the Japanese word for cherry blossom, which blooms across Japan between March and May each year. The season is eagerly anticipated during the winter months, and while the blossom is out crowds of people flock to parks, gardens and riversides to see it. This afternoon we had a go at creating our own […]

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Haiku

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today we had a go at writing a couple of group haiku poems. An haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables over three lines. Can you remember how many syllables there are in each line? Tell us what you think of our poems: Eat at sushi bar Chopsticks are tricky but fun Sitting at […]

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Ordering Japanese numbers

July 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today we were faced with the tricky task of ordering numbers in Japanese. We looked closely at the different characters and then tried to put them in the correct order. We then had a go at writing the characters underneath corresponding English numerals.

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Counting in Japanese

July 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today we had a go at counting in Japanese. Counting in Japanese from St. Augustine’s School on Vimeo. Did we do a good job? Let us know what you think?

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Koinobori (Carp Streamers)

July 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today we all made a Koinobori. Koinobori (鯉のぼり), meaning “carp streamer” in Japanese, are carp-shaped wind socks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Children’s Day. We had a great time designing our own Koinobori using lots of bright colours.

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I Live in Tokyo

July 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

For our transition activities we are looking at the book I live in Tokyo. We have lots of exciting things planned like counting in Japanese, making carp streamers and playing in our very own sushi bar. What are you looking forward to?

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