Body 2

Learning Objective

Name the Parts of the Body


Success Criteria

I can answer the question 'Was ist das?'

I can match German words to pictures of the body

I can listen to sentences in German and compare to my monster


Key Vocabulary

German Parts of the Body (new this week - hair, teeth, tooth, thumb, ear)

German words for 'the'

Was ist das ? Das ist ...

Groß und klein

Ich habe...

Ich bin...

eins, zwei, drei


Lesson Context

This is the children's sixth German lesson. The lesson will be begin in a similar fashion to last week with 'sag mir nach', questioning and going through the parts of the body. The children will learn some more body vocabulary together with important phrases such as 'ich habe' and 'ich bin' and they will also get a chance to revise and apply their 'colour' vocabulary in 'Monster'. Grammatically, you will reinforce the concept of German having different words for 'the' with plurals always starting with 'die' but having irregular endings to the nouns. The highlight of this week's lesson is the 'Match Up' activities. The competition element really motivates the children to work hard and learn their vocabulary. Don't forget to collate your classes' times and put them in a league table for them to see next week. If you only run one class, the winning time this year in my school for Match Up 1 was 7:49 and the best time for Match Up 2 was 1:49. 



Power point presentation

Hand outs which the children can take home for revision. There are 5 different hand outs, each with a different monster

'Match up' cards. These will need to be cut up and put into small bags for each pair of children

Stop watch

Main Introduction

Slide 2

Communicate LO and SC


Slide 3 - 'Was ist das' and 'Das ist' 

'Sag mir nach' (repeat after me) the vocabulary

As you did last week, point out that in German there are different words for 'the', depending on the gender of the noun. Ask the children if they can remember the different words for 'the'. Again, point them out as you go through the 'body slides' and mention that plurals are always 'die'


Slides 4 - 17 - Parts of the Body

Model saying the parts of the body using 'sag mir nach'. As you go, ask random children 'Was ist das' whilst pointing at the slide or your body. Children to reply with 'das ist ...'

I have included 'ear' on slide 17 to illustrate how German plurals can be different to English, where we usually just add an 's'. Use 'das Ohr' and 'die Ohren' to illustrate how plurals start with 'die'.


Slide 18 - Was ist das?

Individual body parts will pop up on the screen. Randomly choose children (using lollipop sticks) and ask them 'was ist das?' The child should reply with 'das ist ...' The children can use the vocabulary sheets (below) to help them.  


Slide 19 - New vocabulary

Use 'sag mir nach' on this slide. Again, ask random children 'Was ist das' whilst pointing at the part on your body. Point out that the children will need 'Der Zahn' for the next activities.   


Let children have a short practise with their partner and using their sheets if they wish. One partner points at a part of their body and asks 'Was ist das?' The other partner says 'das ist ...'.


Slide 20 - Inter-Class competitions

Explain to the children that they will now be taking part in a timed activity, against other classes. You will reveal the results in a league table next week.


Match Up 1

Each pair of children has a pack of body words and pictures (see below). The pair has to match up the German words in their bag to the corresponding picture of a part of the body. When they are finished they put up their hands. When each pair puts up their hands check their answer and tell them 'richtig' or 'falsch'. Only stop the clock when every pair is silent, has their hands up and is correct. Tell the children their time and explain that the winning class will receive a reward.

Extension - if some children finish very quickly you can send them to slower pairs to help them.


Match Up 2

Using just 1 pack (there are 30 cards in a pack), each child has 1 card. The children has to find the other person in the class whose German word or picture corresponds to their card. Once they have found their partner they sit down. Only stop the clock when every child is sat with a partner and is silent.


Slide 21 - Monster

Use 'sag mir nach' with the vocabulary on the slide. Using this vocabulary, randomly select children to make up sentences using their knowledge of parts of the body and colours. E.g.  'I am blue' or 'I have the hand'.


Plenary - Slides 22 - 26 - Describe my monster

Now explain that most of the children have a different monster on their hand outs. You will be a monster and will describe yourself. Click the slides and the next clue will come up. Read the three clues. Once you have finished the three clues, ask the children to stand up and show their sheets if they think you are describing the monster on their sheets. Reveal the monster by clicking. If they are correct they win a reward. Repeat for the five monsters.


Assessment and Evidence

Observe and ask questions

Refer back to the success criteria after the 'Monster' activity

Check achievement of the Success Criteria by questioning randomly selected children (using lollipop sticks)  

The children will be able to see next week how their class has done in relation to other classes

Body 2 Powerpoint.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 1.5 MB
Give children a variety of the different sheets. There are 5 different monsters
Vocabulary Sheet Body 2.docx
Microsoft Word Document 1.1 MB
30 cards
Body 2 Pictures and German.docx
Microsoft Word Document 694.9 KB