2 Early Level Significant Aspects of Learning Use language in a range of contexts and across learningDevelop confidence and enthusiasm to communicate using the language being learntBegin to develop an awareness of other countries, cultures and languagesListen and join in with simple songs, stories and rhymesExplore and recognise patterns and sounds of language through listening, watching and playingUnderstand, respond to and say simple greetings and personal information (e.g. name)Repeat and understand simple familiar language from a familiar sourceActively take part in simple daily routine languageParticipate in familiar games including outdoor learningBegin to explore resources to support my learning e.g. picture dictionaries
3 Vocabulary Names Asking for peoples names Wie heiβt du? What are you called?Ich heiβe...Mein Name ist… I am called...Wer ist das? Who is it?Es ist It is...
9 Embedding the language You can use this when you are doing the register in the morning and ask pupils to say their name in German.
10 Sample activitiesYou will find a bank of sample activities which you can use to practise the vocabulary in the classroom.This is not a prescriptive list of activities and you can use or adapt them to suit the needs of your class.You will find a set of more challenging activities in First Level Talking about yourself.
11 Wie heiβt du? Clapping game All pupils sit in a circle and clap time to the question Wie heiβt du? (or which ever version of the question you are using with your class). They do this whilst also passing a toy around the circle.Pupils clap the question 3 times and whoever is holding the toy when they stop must then say their name in German e.g. Ich heiβeTony.The class can then all answer, “Hallo Tony!” and continue with the game.To say let’s continue – it’s “weiter gehts!”
12 Têtes cachées, pouces levés This is, “heads down, thumbs up!”In a circle or at desks, pupils lie down or put their heads down on the table and lift their thumbs up. You can amend this according to the class.3 pupils circulate amongst them, choose a pupil and put their thumbs down.Once time is up, the 3 who were chosen stand up, the whole class ask “Wer ist das?” or “Es ist…’ they then have to say which pupil chose them by saying Es ist Paul (for example).The pupils in question can then say Ja or Nein depending on if they are correct or not.Whoever guesses correctly then gets to choose for the next round.
13 Puppet playTeacher can perform a puppet play for pupils with two puppets (sock puppets for example). Here is an example script: Puppet 1: (Pokes head out from behind teacher’s back) Hallo Hallo allerseits! Class: Hallo! Puppet 1: Wie gehts? Class: Gut danke! Puppet can then ask pupils their names and wie gehts? Puppet 2 then appears Puppet 2: Hallo allerseits! Puppet 1 Wer ist das? Class can then ask puppet 2 what their name is. Puppet 2: Ich heiβe___. Und dir? Wie heiβt du? (to puppet 1. (get class to repeat the question). Puppet 1: Ich heiβe… Can the repeat Wie gehts? and finish with Tschϋss and a song.Hallo allerseits-hello everyone!
14 Songs and videos!You will find a bank of sample songs and videos which you can use to practise the vocabulary in the classroom.This is not a prescriptive list of songs and you can use or adapt them to suit the needs of your class.You will find a set of more challenging activities in First Level Talking about Yourself.
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