Zeit für Deutsch N

Session Context

Slides 2-4 look at 'N' cognates and this session includes the activities from 'Zeit für Deutsch M'. The 'Continents and Countries' activities start on slide 48


I have put the new material at the end for ease of reference but feel free to mix up the slides and leave some out, as different activities work better for different teachers and classes. 

Slides 2 - 4 - Cognates

Say 'ist es Zeit für die Nummer?' The children shout back 'nein'

Say 'ist es Zeit für Nigeria?' The children shout back 'nein'

Say 'ist es Zeit für das Netz' The children shout back 'nein'


Slide 5 - Zeit für Deutsch Song 

Say 'ist es Zeit für Deutsch?' The children shout back 'Ja'

The children then sing the Zeit für Deutsch song


Note - I have made up the following:

To the tune of 'Gangnam Syle the children sing 'Hey, Zeit für Deutsch, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, es ist Zeit für Deutsch'


Please feel free to make up your own song. I find the 'Gangnam Style' song works really well as the children can also do the Gangnam Style actions.  



Slide 6 - Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken Song

Get the children to sing the song on the slide with the actions they did in their clothes lesson. After singing it through once say 'noch mal' (again) and the children sing it through once more.


Slides 7 - 16 - Clothes Revision/Is that...?/What is that?

Use 'sag mir nach' (repeat after me) and go through the slides to familiarise the children with the vocabulary needed in the clothes activities. For some clothes, ask 'ist das ....?' For others, ask 'was ist das?' Encourage the children to answer in full sentences.


Slides 17 - 23 - Was fehlt?

Revise 'was fehlt' and '... fehlt' on slide 17. Let the children study slide 17 for around 20 seconds and then remove an item (by going to a slide from 18-23). Ask 'was fehlt?' and then choose a child randomly using a lollipop stick. The child responds with '... fehlt'. Repeat for other clothes.  


Slide 24 - Ich packe in meinen Koffer (2 activities to choose from)

  1. The class target is 8 items of clothing. Holding Felix the Frog, say 'Ich packe in meinen Koffer die Hose' (or any item of clothing). Then throw Felix at another child and that child has to repeat what you said and add an item of clothing of their own. This child then throws Felix at another child and the activity then repeats until the class gets to 8 items of clothing. When the class reaches 8, why not use a celebration such as 'das war gut', 'Lieblingsantwort', or 'das was fantastisch'.
  2. Tell the class that 3 children will compete against each other and the winner will receive a prize. Whoever can say the most items of clothing will win. Using lollipop sticks to ensure a random choice, choose the first child. Ask the child 'Was packst du in deinen Koffer?' This child has to say 'Ich packe in meinen Koffer ...' and then say as many items of clothing as they can. Record the child's score and repeat for child 2 and 3. *Note - before the competition begins, let the children have a 1 minute practise with a partner on their tables. I also find that the children remember more when they start from clothes at the top of their body and work their way down. 



Slide 25 - Welches Tier bin ich Song

Get the children to sing the song on the slide to the 'who let the dogs out' tune. The children could do actions with their hands for barking. 


Slides 26 - 35

Sag mir nach the animals on the slides. These are from 'Animals 2'. After a few sessions, you may be able to miss out 'sag mir nach' as the children will have learnt the names of the animals.


Slide 36

Remind the children of how to ask 'are the the...' and yes/no, I am (not) the ... 


Slide 37

Sag mir nach the vocabulary needed to describe the animals. Now you have a choice of activities:


Animal Mime - Very easy but fun!

Using the language memory cards (or ones you have made yourself), one child comes to the front and chooses a card from the teacher, without showing anyone their card. That child now has to make noises/do actions just like that animal. Randomly select a child to ask the 'actor' 'bist du der/die/das ...?' If the asker is correct, they go to the front and choose a new card. If not, use the lollipop sticks to select a new child.  


Welches Tier bin ich 1?

Choose a card from the language memory cards and give the children 3 clues as to what animal you are, using the German vocabulary on the slide. For example, if you choose the frog you could say: ich bin grün, ich bin klein und ich habe vier Beine. One child would then ask 'bist du der Frosch' und to that you would say 'ja, ich bin der Frosch'. The child who guessed correctly would then come to the front and choose a card. Repeat this several times with the whole class.


Welches Tier bin ich 2? (My favourite)

Choose a child to come to the front and face away from the IWB so they s/he can't see it but everyone else can (you may need to cover the computer screen too). Now bring up an animal on the IWB. Children in the class now have to give a clue to the child at the front, pretending they are the animal. For example, if the hippo is on the screen, one child could say 'ich bin groß'. The child at the front would guess with 'bist du der/die/das ...?' The clue giver would then say either ja, ich bin der/die/das ...' or 'nein, ich bin nicht der/die/das ...'. If the child has guessed correctly and the clue giver has said the appropriate sentence, the child at the front gets a reward and the clue giver goes to the front. If the clue giver is unable to say 'ja, ich bin der/die/das ...' then choose someone to come up from the lollipop sticks. This encourages interaction in German.



Slide 38 - Song - Was ist dein Lieblingsfach?

I have left a link to a YouTube video of the song at the bottom of this page. It is quite funny and I have changed some of the words.

Normally I teach the children a song during the lessons but you will have to teach this one in the Zeit für Deutsch session


Slides 39 - 40 - die Schule

Go through the vocabulary on the slides as neccassary. Let the children spend a minute or two asking each other the 3 questions on slide 40 (marked by stars). After the time is up randomly select and reward children who are able to answer the 3 questions in German


Slides 41 - 44 Memory Race

These are the same slides as used in the 'Reihenfolge merken' activity from School 1. This time you will use them to play 'Memory Race'.


Show the children one of the slides for 30 seconds and tell them to remember 4 (or more) of the words. No talking/writing is allowed during this time. Then randomly select 3 children to come to the board and allocate each child a part of the board. When you say 'los' the children race to see who can write 4 of the words on the board the quickest. When all three have finished, reveal the slide for the whole class to check. The winner gets a reward. If the winner makes just one spelling mistake however, check the second placed child and if their words and spellings are accurate, then they win.


Slides 45 - 46 - My Timetable

Go through the vocabulary on the slides as necessary and then model some sentences using slide 46. Then let the children spend a minute or two telling each other about their timetables. Remind the children that the German spoken is more important than whether they remember what subjects are on what day. Reward any children you hear using bonus words (from slide 45) during this practise time. After this time randomly select and reward a few children who can say at least 2 good German sentences about their timetables 




Continents and Countries 

Slide 48 - Oggy Oggy Oggy (Continents Chant)

Normally I teach the children a song during the lessons but you will have to teach this one in the Zeit für Deutsch session. To the normal 'oggy oggy oggy' chant, one half of the class chants the red text and the other half chants the purple text


Slides 49 - 55 - Continents and Countries

Sag mir nach the vocabulary on the slides and discuss patterns and words that are similar to English, for example the pattern of many German countries ending with -ien. Ask occasional questions such as 'how would you say Northern Ireland' or 'Southern Germany'? Extend the children by asking the children how they would say for example, 'Brazil is in South America'.


Slide 56 - die Kontinente

Using lollipop sticks, choose children randomly to compete against each other. The different continents should be on A4 paper on the wall around the classroom. Say a country and the first child to walk to the continent that it is in, wins a reward. The child wins an extra reward if s/he is then able to say a sentence about the country, as practised in the previous activity (from slide 15). It may be a good idea for the chosen children to start from the same point - perhaps a cone in the middle of the continents or from Antarktis.


Slide 57 - Wo ist ...?

Sag mir nach the vocabulary on the slides. Ask the children how they would say various sentences such as:

# In North Africa

# In the east it is cold

# Germany is in the middle

# The cow is the west but the duck is in the east


Slide 58 - Deutschlandkarte

Model the task with the children. Partner 1 simply asks 'wo ist ...' and chooses a German city from the IWB.  Partner 2 answers using the vocabulary on the previous slide. So for example:

Partner 1: Wo ist Dresden?

Partner 2: Dresden ist im Osten


Explain that they can extend further by saying south west, north east etc... by simply adding the Nord/Süd/Ost/West prefix, for example:

Stuttgart ist im Südwesten-


The King or Queen of Knowledge Song and Plenary / Translation is now on Slide 59 as it comes at the end of 'Zeit für Deutsch'


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