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Entries from July 21st, 2017

Origami

July 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today we faced the tricky task of attempting the Japanese Art of Origami.   It required us to listen carefully to the instructions given, if we didn’t our folded paper was unrecognisable.   We followed some simple instructions in order to make an Origami heart.   Can you remember how we made it? Can you give […]

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Koinobori ( Carp Streamers)

July 20th, 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.                           鯉のぼり     […]

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Japanese Tea Ceremony

July 20th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today we continued reading ‘ I live in Tokyo’. It discussed the formalities of a Japanese Tea Ceremony.   We sat on the floor in preparation for the Tea ceremony and  found out very quickly that even this can be tricky , as it can become very uncomfortable. It must take lots of practice and […]

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Taiko Drumming

July 20th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Today in Birch Class we attempted Taiko Drumming. Taiko from St. Augustine’s School on Vimeo.   ]Taiko (太鼓) are a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments. In Japanese, the term refers to any kind of drum, but outside Japan, it is used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums called wadaiko (和太鼓 “Japanese […]

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From 1 to 10 in Japanese

July 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today in Birch Class we have been counting from 1 up to 10. We first tried to use the characters to work out the order. It was incredibly puzzling.   一      二       三     四    五   六  七    八    九    十 1   2 […]

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Japanese Sushi Bar

July 18th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today in Birch Class we have been exploring some key features of Japanese culture. Whilst in our role-play area we discussed some similarities and differences between England and Japan.     It is expected that before entering spaces such as homes and places to eat, that your shoes are removed. When entering the Sushi-bar we […]

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I Live In Tokyo

July 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

During our transition into Year 2, we will be focusing on the book ‘ I Live in Tokyo’.   Have you ever been to Tokyo, Japan? Far away, in the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo is a busy city of color, activity, celebrations, gigantic buildings, and much more. Seven-year-old Mimiko lives in Tokyo, and here you can […]

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