Elementary School

In Japan, Elementary School consists of 6 grades with students' ages ranging from about 6 to 12. The frequency and level of English classes might differ a lot from area to area. English will become a full subject for grades 5 and 6 in 2020. Elementary classes usually center on speaking.

Newest activities

The story of jack o lantern

This is a version of the original story of Jack o lantern.

Spot the Dog

I used to use this for practicing Up, Down, Left and Right

Battleship

In a modification of the fun game Battleship, students use prepositions and locations to target ships.

Let's Try TWO Unit 9 Point Games and Daily Book

Materials I plan on using for lesson 9. Mainly practicing with keyword game, 5x5 point get and making and sharing a daily book

Where is Doraemon

Practice rooms in the school by guessing where Doraemon is

Minecraft English Board Game

A fun interactive game for your next English board.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town with BTS

Sing-a-long warm-up activity with this classic Christmas song.

Christmas Trivia

10 multiple choice questions about Christmas

Motivational Labels

Labels I use as stickers to help motivate the students.

Snakes and Ladders

A3 Snakes and Ladders board with card sections for use as a review activity.

Classroom Randomiser

Spreadsheet program (with nice GUI) that selects four students by number.

4 hint quiz

A quiz giving easy hints to an animal that the students guess.

Australian Content Ideas

Links to resources that can be used to introduce Australia to your students.

Hayabusa 2 English/Science Poster

Simple poster explaining JAXA's Hayabusa 2 project and its relationship to Australia.

Let's Go to Italy - Small Talk

Simple 'small talk' template to help you and your JTE/HRT in New Horizon 6 Unit 3

ONE Minute Challenge

A review activity for let's try one and two.

Quick 'n' Easy Bingo Cards

5x5 bingo cards for the alphabet.

Let's Try One Lesson Seven Clap Game

I used this to introduce the shapes and shapes plus colors.

Inai-Inai-Bah! Review for Let's Try

This is a review activity for kids studying let's Try Two

Uno Cards

Who doesn't love card games?

Textbooks

Top 10 Activities
  • Super Mario Christmas Blast A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant. 15
  • MRI Quiz A cool creepy looking quiz for practicing 'What's this?' 15
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 10
  • Hi, Friends 2! Review Board Game A bright and colorful boardgame that reviews the entirety of the Hi, Friends 2 textbook. 10
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 9
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 9
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 8
  • Mario Phonics Review B and V Powerpoint Game Warmups for reviewing contrasting phonic sounds B and V in a Mario Theme. 5
  • 4 hint quiz A quiz giving easy hints to an animal that the students guess. 5
  • Animals from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off various animals that are unique to (or native to) specific countries around the world. 5