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 4s. This will help give teachers of Japanese information and ideas to continue teaching Japanese for the second year.
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 and Year 4 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.
Timetable (provisional and subject to change):
10:00 – 10:10 Introduction, greetings
10:10 – 11:40 Resource Sharing - Catherine Duke and Yoko Leedham
11:40 – 12:10 Differentiation in Primary Japanese lessons - Marina Sereda-Linley
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch
13:10 – 14:10 Introducing the JF Scheme of Work for Year 4 - Makoto Netsu
14:10 – 14:40 Introduction to support from Japan Foundation - Josephine Austin
14:40 – 15:00 Q&A, Evaluation and extra time to share ideas