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I have taught German and French for many years and am now working at a primary school in north Cumbria where I teach German throughout the school.

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I have taught German and French for many years and am now working at a primary school in north Cumbria where I teach German throughout the school.
Wie ist das Wetter

Wie ist das Wetter

12 simple weather pictures which can be matched to corresponding sentences at the bottom of the sheet. Can be used for reading (cut out and paste sentences to correct pictures) or writing practice (simple copying or cut off the bottom of the page and write from memory), Es ist kalt Es ist warm Es ist heiss Es ist windig Es ist sonnig Es ist wolkig Es ist nass Es ist nebelig Es regnet Es schneit Es donnert Es blitzt
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Weather in German

Weather in German

Bundle containing powerpoint presentations, wordsearch, bingo cards, and 2 worksheets to practise talking and writing about the weather in German. Suitable for beginners in German: KS2 and KS3 in particular. Powerpoint 1 introduces new vocabulary through images, with and without vocabulary. Powerpoint 2 practises making sentences about weather in different countries: eg, Es ist kalt in Italien. Worksheet 1 requires pupils to write weather phrases either from memory or by choosing the correct phrase. Worksheet 2 is a map which practises weather phrases and locations in Germany. Bingo cards with weather phrases and temperatures. Wordsearch with basic phrases. Powerpoint 3 is a lesson starter or could be an aide-memoire when children need vocabulary in clear bilingual format.
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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Slide show explaining Chinese New Year customs including photos of contemporary China. Answers to questions can all be found in the BBC website
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German Numbers 21 to 99

German Numbers 21 to 99

Interactive power point introducing numbers from 21 to 29 with blockbusters game to practise them. Goes on to teach numbers 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 followed by slide with numbers which can be used orally or in writing, for recognition or production depending on pupils.
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Words which can be nouns and verbs

Words which can be nouns and verbs

Worksheet: chn highlight verbs and nouns in different colours. Information: List of dozens of words which can be either verbs or nouns. This might save you a lot of time!
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Simpsons Family Tree (German)

Simpsons Family Tree (German)

Simple family tree of the Simpsons to encourage pupils to make sentences in German. Worksheet with missing words: Bruder, Schwester, Mutter, Vater, Opa, Oma, Onkel, Tante. Based on Simpsons Family Tree sheet.
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How to identify verbs

How to identify verbs

Children often struggle to identify verbs in sentences especially when the verb consists of more than one word. This powerpoint looks at: verbs in their simplest forms - eg. I have a brother verbs that might not really look like verbs because they do not seem very active - eg. he is in the bathroom verbs that are made up of more than one word and an explanation of the terms** auxiliary verb** and** main verb** It is interactive and you can ask the children to answer questions individually or to work in pairs on longer more creative activities.
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German Colours

German Colours

Powerpoint introducing ten colours in German. Also includes 2 or 3 nouns per colour so pupils can make sentences with the colours, eg. die Tomate ist rot. Final slide has all ten colours written on it.
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An Alphabet of Common and Proper Nouns

An Alphabet of Common and Proper Nouns

Children work together to produce an alphabet of common nouns and proper nouns. As well as helping them learn the difference between different types of nouns it helps them choose appropriate vocabulary and to think about alliteration too.
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Common Collective Nouns

Common Collective Nouns

Powerpoint photos of groups of animals. List of different collective nouns which match the photos. List of animals without the collective nouns included. Can be used in a variety of ways to practise learning the more common collective nouns, eg. a pack of dogs, a pride of lions etc.
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GERMAN Asking for Food in a Cafe

GERMAN Asking for Food in a Cafe

One page worksheet comprising a table showing how to ask for a variety of drinks and snacks in German. Practising phrases including Darf ich bitte...haben/Ich möchte.../Was kostet.. as well as a number of words like Glas/Tasse/Dose etc. Table can be used extensively by teachers to practise orally and in a variety of ways. Includes sentences in English to translate into German.
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Mein Kopf ist rund

Mein Kopf ist rund

Simple performance poem for young children. Rhyming structure and step by step graphics which aid comprehension. Good for assembly or similar performance.
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Food and Drink Wordsearch

Food and Drink Wordsearch

Wordsearch contains 20 different words which children have to find and write out (no clues!). I found this really helps them focus on word endings (like the final e in Erdbeere etc).
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Kidzdeutsch

Kidzdeutsch

Blog for children at KS2 learning German. Fairly wide-ranging and informative with some links to games, power points and other activities. Video clips, word of the week.
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