The day started with the regular work-out with Joe Wicks before doing some maths work and then outside for some more cricket.
After this it was time to get the computers out to research today's country - Japan. The children visited various websites to find interesting facts about Japan and then wrote these on post-it notes which were stuck around a large map of the country. Did you know:
Japan's currency is the Japanese Yen?
Japan sits along the "Pacific Ring of Fire" so has many volcanoes?
The Japanese flag is a red sun rising?
Japan's time is 8 hours ahead of the UK?
The capital city of Japan is Tokyo?
After researching Japan and a break outside, the children then found out about a type of Japanese poetry called a Haiku. These are poems which are usually based on nature or animals and which have three lines with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second line and 5 again in the third line. The children went outside for some inspiration and then wrote their own Haikus. These are some of them:
Dog by Jake
She lives at my house
She barks when she sees a cat
It is 12 months old.
The Wind by Theo
Let the wind blow now
In the world of love and care
Blowing blossom trees.
Tiger by Katie
They enjoy the bright blue sky
I want to ride one.
The afternoon was spent being creative and making Japanese fans which the children decorated with their name written in Japanese.
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