German Cover Work Haustiere (Pets)

German Cover Work Haustiere (Pets)

A double sided worksheet that will last an entire lesson. Ideal for cover work. Students can work independently on a variety of tasks of increasing difficulty. Answers and other useful vocab provided for non-specialist cover teachers. Ideas for open ended tasks provided at the end as an extension or for early finishers. Language included = 10 animals and their plurals, numbers up to 10, einen/eine/ein and keinen/keine/kein. Could be laminated and used again in the future.
Vicky79
GCSE German Umwelt (Environment)

GCSE German Umwelt (Environment)

A full lesson (can also stretch to 2) I did as an observation with Y11 on the topic of "Umwelt". It concentrates on the skill of writing for the outgoing controlled assessments, but it will still be very useful in the new spec as it is also about general writing skill and translation. This lesson comes with a PP, handouts, a help sheet for foundation candidates and ABCD posters for the plenary, where students had to turn to the correct letter stuck around the room. This lesson has been awarded "outstanding" twice. It is based on the Heinemann Higher book for GCSE but includes a help sheet for weaker pupils. I can also send you the lesson plan on request.
Vicky79
German Cover Work (Sport and Hobbies)

German Cover Work (Sport and Hobbies)

A double sided worksheet that will last an entire lesson. Ideal for cover work. Students can work independently on a variety of tasks of increasing difficulty. Answers and other useful vocab provided for non-specialist cover teachers. Ideas for open ended tasks provided at the end as an extension or for early finishers. Language included = sports and hobbies vocab, regular and irregular verbs in the I, you, he/she/it and we forms, Some time phrases and the odd bit of extra vocab (which is provided in a list at the end)
Vicky79
German Cover Work Haustiere (Pets)

German Cover Work Haustiere (Pets)

A double sided worksheet that will last an entire lesson. Ideal for cover work. Students can work independently on a variety of tasks of increasing difficulty. Answers and other useful vocab provided for non-specialist cover teachers. Ideas for open ended tasks provided at the end as an extension or for early finishers. Language included = 10 animals and their plurals, numbers up to 10, einen/eine/ein and keinen/keine/kein. Could be laminated and used again in the future.
Vicky79
German Perfect Tense Verb Wheels

German Perfect Tense Verb Wheels

Two verb wheel templates for forming the perfect tense in German. One is for "haben" verbs and one for "sein", although if you wanted, you could save card/photocopying charges by putting "haben"on one side and "sein" on the other. The sections have been left blank for students to enter their own verbs, but a 3rd slide has been provided with lists of suggested verbs. Obviously, you can choose different verbs or even type the rest in for them to make the activity quicker. I have tried to choose verbs most commonly used by secondary school students. You will also need some split pins for this activity. I'm going to use it as an end of term activity for my year 9 classes who will then put them in their folders at the beginning of year 10.
Vicky79
GCSE German Umwelt (Environment)

GCSE German Umwelt (Environment)

A full lesson (can also stretch to 2) I did as an observation with Y11 on the topic of "Umwelt". It concentrates on the skill of writing for the outgoing controlled assessments, but it will still be very useful in the new spec as it is also about general writing skill and translation. This lesson comes with a PP, handouts, a help sheet for foundation candidates and ABCD posters for the plenary, where students had to turn to the correct letter stuck around the room. This lesson has been awarded "outstanding" twice. It is based on the Heinemann Higher book for GCSE but includes a help sheet for weaker pupils. I can also send you the lesson plan on request.
Vicky79
German Trip (Rhineland)  Past Tense Writing Frame

German Trip (Rhineland) Past Tense Writing Frame

This is a document I used to help students write about our recent trip to the Rhineland, although it could be adapted for other areas. It could either be used while on the trip to help students write a diary entry each evening, or after the trip. I get them to choose one of the days which they then write up on a post card to send home.
Vicky79
Year 10 Personality

Year 10 Personality

This was a lesson written as part of the unit on "myself and my family" for Year 10. It focusses on personality and the use of relative clauses. It comes with handouts and a vocab match up sheet. This lesson has been awarded "outstanding" twice. The lesson is based around a multiple choice personality test of the type found in trashy teenage magazines to appeal to Y10! The listening is from Logo 4 red, but you can miss that part out if you don't have it. Please note, I have removed the names of some teachers from my school from the personality test. You will need to replace these with the names of teachers from your own school. Students find this hilarious and it makes it more "real" for them! You could probably string this out for 2 lessons too.
Vicky79
Peppa Pig (Peppa Wutz) German Christmas Winter Snow  Activity

Peppa Pig (Peppa Wutz) German Christmas Winter Snow Activity

A lesson based on the German Peppa Pig episode "Schnee". Would be good as a Christmas activity, that's not just "watching a video" and has lots of educational content. Covers lots of winter vocab (to do with snow), body parts (on the snowman), clothes (hat, gloves etc.) and lots of basic verbs (bauen, machen, lachen, weinen, finden, sagen, fragen) mostly in the present tense (one bit in the perfect) and adjectives (kalt, warm, zufrieden). Includes a starter with extension, a gap fill and a vocab translation exercise. Oh, and another file with answers. Edit: I've added a work sheet with gaps to be filled. This can also be cut up and used as an ordering exercise. Another edit: I've added an easier version. I used the harder one with Y10 and top set Y9 and the easier version with Y9 middle sets.
Vicky79
German Plurals Dictionary Work

German Plurals Dictionary Work

A grid containing around 30 words in the singular form for students to find the plurals in a dictionary/glossary and look up the English translation. I used it with Y8, but would be suitable for any year group. Could be used as and extension or a competition/who can do it the fastest challenge. It was based on the glossary from Echo Express 1, but I imagine most course book glossaries will have similar words, or you can use dictionaries. My Y8 top set loved the challenge of a race!
Vicky79
Halloween Activity French Skeleton Song

Halloween Activity French Skeleton Song

This is a lesson based on the French Halloween Song "La chanson des squelettes" on Youtube. It comes with PowerPoint and 3 different worksheets, gradually getting more challenging. I have used this with Year 7 mixed ability, but would be good for any KS3 classes. It also fits in quite well with the topics of daily routine and time and also the grammar point of present tense (3rd person plural) - it's good to illustrate the pronunciation (or lack of!) of verbs ending in -ent.
Vicky79
German Pronunciation Lesson

German Pronunciation Lesson

This is a resource that I originally made to help my Year 11 with their pronunciation for one of their upcoming speaking assessments. It features many of the main commonly mispronounced sounds, with various example words. It the builds up to a slide with a mixture of words and sounds, culminating in some really long words, just for fun! As a bonus, I have left in the last activity which was to help my class memorise a paragraph, something which, obviously, we are moving away from again, but still might be useful (it seemed a shame to delete it anyway!)
Vicky79
End of term French cultural activity.  Eiffel Tower pop up card with facts.

End of term French cultural activity. Eiffel Tower pop up card with facts.

Instructions and resources for making a card with a pop up Eiffel Tower inside and some interesting facts about the tower. Great for end of term or other French cultural lessons. Would suite primary, Year 7 and even my Year 8s still like it. I've written detailed instructions on how to do it. Even my bottom set managed, but if you're struggling, let me know and I'll send you a picture of a finished one!
Vicky79
AS German Familienbeziehungen (Family)

AS German Familienbeziehungen (Family)

I made this lesson for a Year 11 taster session in the summer term. I wanted to pick something they were familiar with, so chose the topic of "family" but used resources from Zeitgeist rather than Nelson Thornes 1) because I think Z is easier and 2) because we use NT in Year 12 so didn't want them repeating the same work later. It comes with a PowerPoint, handouts and a vocab sheet. You can make this last 2 hours if you include the extra grammar activity. This can, of course, also be used with actual Y12s!
Vicky79
How to use PEE in Cirque du Freak

How to use PEE in Cirque du Freak

A worksheet (and answer sheet) to show how to use PEE when writing about Darren Shan's Cirque du Freak. These sheets concentrate specifically on the introduction and how to answer the question "Is the introduction to CDF a successful story opening?" I made this sheet in response to the first attempts to answer the question which didn't go to well! Second attempts were much improved!
Vicky79
GCSE German Grammar/ Preparation for AS Level

GCSE German Grammar/ Preparation for AS Level

This is the Smart Notebook document to be used alongside my grammar booklet. Both resources can be used on their own or together. The benefit of having the Notebook version is that answers can be revealed to the whole class. This resource covers basic grammar for GCSE Level with simple explanations, exercises and solutions. None topic specific, simple vocabulary is used so that the focus stays on grammar and exercises can be slotted in at any time, regardless of topic being studied. This can also be used in the orientation phase of Year 12 and selected parts are appropriate for good KS3 classes. 20 different grammar points are covered over 72 pages. Please see below. Contents • Personal Pronouns • The Present Tense of Regular Verbs • Irregular Verbs in the Present Tense • Haben and Sein • Separable Verbs • The Perfect Tense with Haben • The Perfect Tense with Sein • The Perfect Tense with Haben and Sein • The Future Tense • Modal Verbs • Word Order (Simple) • Word Order (Complex) • Word Order (Time, Manner, Place ) • Prepositions with the Dative Case • Prepositions with the Accusative Case • Dual Case Prepositions • Plurals • Relative Clauses • Questions • Comparatives and Superlatives
Vicky79
Overcoming the Monster Year 7 English (Stormbreaker extract)

Overcoming the Monster Year 7 English (Stormbreaker extract)

This is a lesson I made as part of the "Overcoming the Monster" topic where students had to eventually write their own monster story. It focusses on how to write an epic battle/final showdown section and also on the more general theme of how to use language to improve writing i.e. using powerful verbs, adjectives, similes, metaphors etc. I have based it on a section near the end of "Stormbreaker" when Alex battles the jelly fish. The resource includes a PP and the extract from the book which you/pupils can read out or you can use the audio book which are available on YouTube.
Vicky79