House 2 and Furniture

Learning Objective

Say where furniture is in a house


Success Criteria

I can name more than 10 pieces of furniture

I can name more than 8 rooms in a house

I can use 'ist' and 'sind' effectively

I can say 'in the' in German 


Key Vocabulary

die Küche

in der Küche

das Wohnzimmer

Im Wohnzimmer

das Schlafzimmer

Im Schlafzimmer

der Garten

Im Garten

das Kinderzimmer

das Büro

der Keller

das Gästezimmer

das Badezimmer

Im Badezimmer

das/die Fenster

die Tür/die Türen

der Flur

das Loft

das Esszimmer





Ich bin

Du bist

Er ist

Sie ist

Es ist

Sie sind

Wir sind

die Fenster

die Tür/die Türen

der Tisch/die Tische

der Stuhl/die Stühle

der Fernseher

das Spielzeug/die Spielzeuge

der Computer

die Toilette

der Schrank

der Kühlschrank

der Ofen

das Bett



Lesson Context

This is the children's second lesson on 'houses' and includes fun games such as 'Pictionary' and 'Flüsterpost. The children will learn the German for household items such as 'fridge' and 'bed' and will initially put these into sentences using 'I have', 'I like', and 'I play'. This new vocabulary will then be combined with 'rooms' and 'to be' from last week, with particular attention paid to 'ist' and 'are' and translating more complex sentences where the children will be able to say which items of furniture are in certain rooms  



Power point presentation

Hand outs which the children can take home for revision

A crown

Slide 2

Communicate LO and SC

Highlight the 'blue SC' and tell the children that by the end of the lesson, they should be able to use 'ist' and 'sind' to translate all of the sentences on the front of their hand outs


Slides 3 - 5 - Furniture/Items in a house

Sag mir nach the vocabulary on these slides. Ask the occasional question using verbs the children already know such as 'ich mag', 'ich habe' and 'ich spiele mit'. For example, how would you say:

*I have the chair

*I like the fridge

*I play with the toys


Give the children a couple of minutes to learn the vocabulary on these slides (on the front of their hand outs) with a partner and by using the hide and reveal method


Now put the children into teams


Slide 6 - Pictionary

Select a drawer for each team. The drawer has their own board and will be drawing for his/her team only. Give each drawer the same word from slides 3-5 and they draw the item simultaneously for 1 minute. After 1 minute the team put their heads together and come up with 1 answer in German as to what they think has been drawn. No guessing before the 1 minute is finished. The team scores a point if they have guessed correctly. Repeat several times with a different drawer each time


For all of the translation questions from slides 7 - 13, give points to the team that the child is on 


Slide 7 - 12 - Rooms

Sag mir nach the vocabulary on the slides. This is revision of the same 'rooms' as last week but bathroom (Badezimmer) and dining room (Esszimmer) have been added. As you go through the vocabulary, ask the children to translate various sentences into German, such as:

*That is the living room

*Here is the dining room

*The garden is beautiful

*I am in the kitchen


Slide 13 - to be (sein)

As you did in House 1, sag mir nach the vocabulary on the slides and point out that 'are' in 'you are' is different to the 'are' in 'they are' and 'we are'. Now get the children to translate some sentences combining this vocabulary with rooms, such as:

*I am in the living room

*You are in the bedroom

*He is in the garden

*She is in the bathroom

*It is in the children's room

*They are in the office

*We are in the dining room


Bring the children's attention to 'is' and 'are' in large writing on the right of the slide. For the rest of the lesson they will need these 2 words.


Slide 14 - Translation

Now get the children to translate the sentences on the slide using the 'furniture' and 'house' vocabulary from this lesson, together with 'ist' and 'sind'. They can use their hand outs to help them and they can write out the answer next to the sentences in their hand outs if they wish. Do number 1 with them but then give the children a few minutes to translate them with a partner. After a few minutes randomly select and reward children/teams who can translate the sentences


Slide 15 - Flüsterpost (Broken telephone game)

Whisper the same sentence to a member on the end of each team. This sentence has to be whispered though each member of the team. The child on the other end of the team has to write down what they think the sentence is on a wipe board. Each 'end child' holds the board up at the same time after a signal and each team with the correct answer gets a point. Repeat several times.  


Slide 16/Plenary - King/Queen of Knowledge

  • One child starts off as the King/Queen of Knowledge. S/he sits on a 'throne' at the front of the class and wears a crown.
  • The other children are given 1 minute to think of a sentence in English that they know the German to, relating to today's lesson.
  • Choose a child randomly to say their sentence in English. The King/Queen must then translate that sentence into German. If they are able to they remain on the throne and choose another child. If they are unable to translate then the challenger becomes the King/Queen (as long as they can translate their own sentence).
  • Continue until the time limit or amount of questions is reached.
  • The child who is on the throne at the end receives a celebration and wins a reward.

Assessment and Evidence

Observe and ask questions

Refer back to the learning objective and success criteria after the 'King/Queen of Knowledge' activity 

Check achievement of the blue success criteria when you are on slide 17 by questioning and rewarding randomly selected children (using lollipop sticks) 

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