Sport 1

Learning Objective

Talk about different types of sport


Success Criteria

I can name 9 types of sport

I can say what sport I play

I can say when I play sport


Key Vocabulary


Ja, ich spiele

Treibst du Sport?

Fussball spielen

Ich spiele Fussball

Tennis spielen

Ich spiele Tennis

Rugby spielen

Ich spiele Rugby

Korbball spielen

Ich spiele Korbball

Hockey spielen

Ich spiele Hockey

Kricket spielen

Ich spiele Kricket


Ich turne (gern)


Ich renne


Ich schwimme 



Am Montag

Am Dienstag

Am Mittwoch

Am Donnerstag

Am Freitag

Am Samstag

Am Sonntag






Am Montagmorgen

Am Dienstagnachmittag

Am Mittwochabend

Am Donnerstagnacht



Lesson Context

This is the children's first lesson on 'Sport' but they will be familiar with much of the vocabulary due to the 'Activities' parts of the 'Weekdays' and 'Family' lessons. There is a focus on the verb 'spielen' this lesson, but the children will also learn the verbs for 'swim', 'run' and 'do gymnastics'. This lesson the children will only use the 'ich' form with these verbs and next week they will use other conjugations. The sport vocabulary and verbs will be combined with days of the week and times of the day and this will be done through fun activities such as 'Find someone who', 'Hangman' as well as some translation excercises  



Power point presentation

Hand outs which the children can take home for revision

'Find someone who ...' sheets (You might want to print this on the back of the hand out)

Flashcards - 'Weekday and Family' - the activities vocabulary will be useful this lesson

Slide 2 - Main Introduction

Communicate LO and SC


Slide 3 - Starter activity - Das Kartenspiel - revision of Weekdays and Family

The children should know how to play the flashcard game by now so explain that they should be using the 'Lob' words on slide 3 and let them get on with it. The 'Activities' and 'Weekdays' vocabulary will be relevant to this lesson


Slide 4 - To play - spielen

We have come across this verb before in the 'Weekdays' and 'Family' lessons. Explain that this is a verb just like haben (to have) and sein (to be) and we will be using this verb this lesson. Tell the children that we will just be talking about ourselves doing sport this lesson but next week we will talk about other people, so we will need all of the other conjugations of 'spielen'

Sag mir nach the vocabulary on the slide


Slides 5 - 10 - 'spielen' with different sports 

Sag mir nach the vocabulary on these slides, stopping on each slide to ask a random child 'treibst du Sport' - the child should answer with 'Ja' and the 'ich spiele ...' sentence on the board.


Slides 11 - 13 - sports with other verbs

Explain that just like in English, you don't 'play' gymnastics, running or swimming. It is the same in German. Sag mir nach the vocabulary on these slide and ask 'treibst du Sport' on each slide, with the children answering as they did for slides 5 - 10 


Slide 14 - Treibst du Sport?

Go over this vocabulary once more. Choose some random children and ask them 'treibst du Sport?' They should answer with one of the sentences on the board. Explain that if the children want to be really clever, they can include the word 'gern' in their answer, which means 'like'. This goes after the verb. Give a few examples:

Ich spiele gern Fussball - I like to play football

Ich spiele gern Hockey - I like to play hockey

Ich schwimme gern - I like to swim


On their tables, get the children to spend a few minutes asking the other children 'treibst du Sport?' The children can make up answers even if they don't like the sport and they can give different answers to different children


Slide 15 - Find Someone who... Sport

Using the 'Find someone who...' sheet at the bottom of the page, the children circulate around the classroom, asking pupils the 'treibst du Sport' question at the top of their hand out (and on the slide). The children answer with the red vocabulary on the slide and hand out and they finish the answer appropriately, just like they have been practising. The asker writes the name of the person under the relevant sport. They can write the name of additional children in the boxes if any sport is popular but the aim is to fill in all of the boxes with names. Encourage the children to use 'gern'. There is a blue line through the middle of each box. Tell the children to write names of children who used 'gern' under the blue line. Once completed, ask the class to share their findings

*Extension - Stop the class halfway through and encourage them to ask and answer the question without looking at their sheet


Slide 16 - When? - Days of the Week

Sag mir nach the vocabulary on this slide, which should be familiar to the children. Ask some translation questions such as:

On Monday I play football

On Tuesday I swim


Encourage the children to put the verb in second place

Am Montag spiele ich Fussball

Am Dienstag schwimme ich


Slide 17 - When? - Time of Day

Sag mir nach the vocabulary on this slide. Point out that when you combine the day with time of day, it is one word in German e.g. Am Montagmorgen, Am Dienstagnachmittag etc ...

Again, ask the children some translation questions, encouraging them to put the verb in the second position, such as:

Evenings I play rugby - Abends spiele ich Rugby

On Thursday morning I do gymnastics - Am Donnerstagmorgen turne ich


Slide 18 - Translation 1 - German to English

On their tables, get the children to go through the slide with a partner and translate each sentence into English. After a few minutes, randomly select a child for each sentence and reward them if they are able to translate correctly


Slide 19 - Translation 2 - English to German

This slide is also on the children's hand out. Get the children to write the German translation next to the English on their hand outs. Everything they need to do this is on the hand out above where they are writing. Give the children a few more minutes to complete this and then reward those who are able to translate correctly


Slide 20 - Hangman/Plenary

The sentences have to begin with a day/time of day/both and end with sport e.g. Am Sonntag turne ich


Model task first and then let some children come to the front with their own sentences. I found these rules work well for the classroom:

* The class are only allowed to guess 5 letters and then they must start guessing the sentence

* Whoever gets the sentence can come to the front with their own sentence   


Assessment and Evidence

Observe and ask questions

Refer back to the learning objective and success criteria after the 'Hangman' activity 

Check achievement of the success criteria when you are on slide 21 by questioning and rewarding randomly selected children (using lollipop sticks) 

Sport 1.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 2.0 MB
Vocabulary Sheet Sport 1.docx
Microsoft Word Document 90.5 KB

Das Kartenspiel Weekdays and Family.docx
Microsoft Word Document 44.0 KB
Find someone who ....docx
Microsoft Word Document 26.4 KB