In Year 6 we will explore what was happening in Germany that led to World War I & World War II. It will help us to understand more recent German history – like:
- why there was West Germany & East Germany
- why there was a wall dividing Berlin into East & West
- why the wall came down!
It will lay the foundation for us to research how different people used opportunities to resist what Hitler was doing, and to complete a presentation in German about these heroes.
It will also prepare students for their Semester 2 Literature Unit.
Happy New Year!
Welcome back to another fun year of learning German together.
I can’t wait to get started with our lessons again!
Can you guess what that means?Es ist warm!
Die Sonne scheint!
Ich schwimme gern.
It is summer.
It is warm
The sun shines.
I like to swim.
Welcome to German!
In Kindergarten this year we will have a fabulous time learning German together through games, songs and other activities.
Whenever we watch a video or learn a song at school, I will share it with you on this blog so you can join in at home.
Starting school in Germany is a very exciting and important adventure. Families celebrate with a special party, cake, and a very special gift called a Schultüte.
WinterFest kommt bald dran!
WinterFest is nearly here!
It will be lots of fun. Come along and bring your friends.
You will have lots of fun activities to do: Schlittschuhlaufen, Schneespielen, Singen, Tanzen, Laterne-machen, und vieles leckeres Essen zum essen!
Can you work out what any of those words mean?
Don’t forget there will be a Lantern Parade – you will be able to paint your very own lantern for the parade.
Year 1 will be learning more about this later in the year. Older students should remember what the Lantern parade is about: Martinstag (Sankt Martin). See if your students can remember the story of St Martin.
Here is a link to one of the songs we will be singing – you might remember it!
I’m learning too!
Today I am at a conference for language teachers.
I get to practise my German as well as learn about teaching.
I have been given some great new prizes for you.
Can you understand any of the German words on the badges?
In year 6, we have been exploring the theme of power and how it relates to World War II.
In German, we are learning about some people who were brave enough to use their power to stand up against Hitler.
Today we practised how to describe our hero in German.
Wie heisst du? Ich heisse…
Ich komme aus …
Mein Geburtstag ist am…
Ich bin ein Junge / Mädchen.
It’s so great to see you here.
This is a website to help you remember what we are learning in German, and to teach it to your family.
I’m Frau Holmes. I teach German, and I just love it!
I’ve built this site to help my students practise what we are learning, share it with their families and catch up any activities they may have missed due to tutorials or absences.
I also hope it might help some other German Teachers out there, especially those working in the Primary Years.
Hope to see you around!