In Year 2 this week, we have been learning all about the Tokyo Olympics. We have been studying the host country of the Olympics, Japan.
In English, we have learnt all about a famous, Japanese Olympic table tennis player called Mima Ito. We have learnt all about her life, including that she was just 14 when she won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics and that this year, she is hoping to win gold. We used all of the facts that we learnt to write a biography all about her life.
We also learnt all about the different landmarks in Japan. The children chose their favourite landmark and recreated it using their colouring pencils. We found out that in Spring there is a lot of cherry blossom and that many people visit Japan to see it. Using paint, the children recreated a cherry blossom tree. The children also used paint (and their fingers!) to recreate the Japanese flag.