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.

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Connect A-B-C

Review the order of the alphabet with a simple but challenging activity.

Stereo Noise

The class listens to a group of students announce in unison what they want to be. The class must listen carefully to and try to decode each student's occupation.

Matsuko Deluxe Birthday

Students compete in rows to score points for being the first team to relay celebrity birthdays back to the ALT.

Popularity Contest

Students choose between various popular characters to slowly whittle down which is the most popular.

World Tour Game

Students practice the phrases "Where do you want to go?" and "I want to go to ~" in an exciting dice rolling game.

Balancing Act

Students try to balance the object on their body part while practicing the corresponding vocabulary.

Ping Pong Pang

Students play an adapted version of the popular drinking game (a point that should NOT be made in class).

Your Monkey?

In this game, students secretly draw pictures on cards and try to guess the artist of each card. Students learn to understand, ask, and respond to simple questions of ownership/possession.

Animal Coloring

Children color animals according to the ALT's instructions.

First Letter Phonics

Students play Karuta to help them understand the way letters work.

Eat See Visit

Students learn a little about other countries, their food and famous places through playing a modified version of shinkeisuijaku (pairs).

"How Many Apples?" Janken

Students will try to "collect" apples by playing janken and asking "How many apples?"

Pick a Side

Students move to the left or right side of the classroom depending on what they can or cannot do.

I Study English

Students will use trading cards to give their classmates three hint quizzes using "I study ~." Students who guess correctly get the card from their classmate.

Monkey Time

Teaches the hours (eg. one o'clock, two o'clock, etc.) and review numbers.

Shaped Animals

Animals made out of geometric shapes for practicing shapes and counting.

Christmas Quiz and Krampus Attacks

Quizzes and either write and race or speak and race activities.

Halloween Karuta

some cute Halloween-themed cards to use in class along with a complimentary vocabulary list of the cards.

Spot the Dog

Powerpoint for practicing up, down, left and right

Baker Street Station

Students listen to a conversation between the ALT and HRT and practice the keywords from Eigo Note Lesson 5. The lesson introduces 3 famous London stations.


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