Elementary Lesson Resources

Elementary School education in Japan is going through a change. There are new textbooks for Elementary school, and the approach for English education is shifting.

From 2020, the new curriculum has gone into effect. 5th & 6th graders now have 70 English classes a year, and 3rd & 4th graders have 35. This is roughly two classes a week for 5th & 6th grades and one class for 3rd & 4th. Previously, the only required English classes for Elementary schools were 5th & 6th grades, and any English lessons for students younger than this was up to each school's discretion.

Official Websites

(While the official website has a breakdown for combined 3rd/4th grade classrooms using both textbooks at once (LINK), it doesn't seem to have a breakdown for individual textbooks or lesson plans for each unit.)

Previous curriculums (prior to 2020):


3rd and 4th Grade

35 Hour Schedule Breakdown

3rd & 4th Grade
Year Group Chapter Materials
 3年生 - Third Grade All lesson plans
3年 - Hello
3年 - How are you?
3年 - How many?
3年 - I like blue.
3年 - What do you like?
3年 - ALPHABET
3年 - This is for you.
3年 - What’s this?
3年 - Who are you?
4年生 - Fourth Grade All lesson plans
4年生 - Hello, world!.
4年生 - Let's play cards.
4年生 - I like Mondays.
4年生 - What time is it?
4年生 - Do you have a pen?
4年生 - ALPHABET
4年生 - What do you want?
4年生 - This is my favorite place.
4年生 - This is my day.

5th and 6th Grade

70 Hour Schedule Breakdown

3rd & 4th Grade
Year Group Chapter Materials
5年生 - Fifth Grade All lesson plans
5年 - Hello, friends!
5年 - When is your birthday?
5年 - What do you want to study?
5年 - He can bake bread well.
5年 - Where is the post office?
5年 - What would you like?
5年 - Welcome to Japan.
5年 - Who is your hero?
 6年生 - Sixth Grade All lesson plans
6年 - This is me.
6年 - How is your school life?
6年 - Let's go to Italy.
6年 - Summer vacations in the world.
6年 - We all live on the Earth.
6年 - Let’s think about our food.
6年 - My Best Memory.
6年 - My Future, My Dream.

Old curriculum (prior to 2020)

15 Hour Schedule Breakdown

3rd & 4th Grade
Year Group Chapter Materials
平成30年度 3年生 - Third Grade All lesson plans
3年 - Hello
3年 - I like blue.
3年 - ALPHABET
3年 - What’s this?
平成30年度 4年生 - Fourth Grade All lesson plans
4年生 - Hello.
4年生 - How are you?
4年生 - I like blue.
4年生 - ALPHABET
4年生 - Let’s play cards.
4年生 - Do you have a pen?
4年生 - This is my favorite place.

50 Hour Schedule Breakdown

3rd & 4th Grade
Year Group Chapter Materials
平成30年度 5年生 - Fifth Grade All lesson plans
5年 - Hello.
5年 - I’m happy.
5年 - How many?
5年 - I like apples.
5年 - What do you like?
5年 - What do you want?
5年 - When is your birthday?
5年 - Animal Paradise
5年 - What’s this?
5年 - I study Japanese.
5年 - She can run fast. He can jump high.
5年 - Who is your hero?
5年 - What would you like?
平成30年度 6年生 - Sixth Grade All lesson plans
6年 - Do you have “a”?
6年 - When is your birthday?
6年 - I can swim.
6年 - She can run fast. He can jump high.
6年 - I like my town.
6年 - Turn right.
6年 - Let’s go to Italy.
6年 - He is famous. She is great.
6年 - My Summer Vacation
6年 - What time do you get up?
6年 - What do you want to watch?
6年 - My Best Memory
6年 - What do you want to be?


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