Overview of Class 4 German

Language teaching supports children to develop a positive attitude towards people of other cultures and languages and fosters a human understanding through empathy. In Class 4, which is at the age of 10 in our school, children develop a new level of self-consciousness. Now is the time to individualise the content we previously learned as a group. Class 4 children also have a changing need in that they now require a strong sense of order ( this relates to their surroundings as well as their own work). Material we learned in the first 3 years helps us get to grips with now writing in a foreign language. At the end of Class 4 children should e.g. know the German alphabet, spelling of common words and names and know the genders and plural forms of common nouns.

Werde ein Held,

zieh in die Welt,

steh mit der Wehr,

geh mit dem Speer.

Steig auf Dein Pferd,

Schwinge Dein Schwert.

Folge meinem Rat,

wirke die Tat.


Our German lessons start with a Verse appropriate to the age of the children. Teacher and children say this out loud together.

We started working on small sentences about ourselves while at school. At home the children were now asked to write about themselves with the help of a vocabulary list and then to translate into English.

Learning a language also includes learning about a different culture. In order to stimulate this at home the children were given different German recipes to cook and taste with their families.

Try to make traditional German Kartoffelpuffer (potato pancakes) or a marble cake (without the advocaat for children) at home now!

At the end of each German lesson we come together and say another verse.

Die sichere Erde unter mir,

Die strahlende Sonne über mir

Und hier stehe ich,

aufrecht und stark

um alle Dinge zu lernen und zu lieben.

What else we get up to in German: