German at KS3

Faculty
Modern Foreign Languages
Department
German
Level
Key Stage 3
Head of Faculty
J. Giffen

In Year 7, students follow a course specifically designed to introduce language learning in German. Continuing with this language throughout KS3, the majority of students opt to learn a second language in Year 8 and 9.

Language lessons scaffold learning through the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students cover a range of topics which relate to their immediate experience of the world. Language and grammar are built around these topics and through a rigorous curriculum, solid foundations are laid to secure success in their future language learning.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 7

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Echo 1, Chapter 1: ‘Hallo!’ – Introduction to German and giving basic information about yourself (name, age, birthday, numbers, colours and countries).  
Autumn 2 Completion of Echo 1, Chapter 1.
Echo 1, Chapter 2: ‘Die Schule’ – School (opinions of subjects, days and times, snacks and clothes).
Echo 1, Chapter 1 assessment (Listening, Reading and Writing).
Spring 1 Completion of Echo 1, Chapter 2.
Echo 1, Chapter 3: ‘Familie und Freunde’ – Family and friends (family members, pets, describing appearance, characteristics).
Echo 1, Chapter 2 assessment (Listening, Speaking and Writing).
Spring 2 Completion of Echo 1, Chapter 3. Echo 1, Chapter 3 assessment (Listening, Reading and Writing).
Summer 1 Echo 1, Chapter 4: ‘Freizeit’ – Freetime (sports and hobbies, frequency phrases, arranging to go out, saying what you can do).  
Summer 2 Completion of Echo 1, Chapter 4. Echo 1, Chapter 4 assessment (Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing, including language from all units).

 

Year 8

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Echo 1, Chapter 5: ‘Mein Zuhause’ – My home (where you live, types of house, rooms, furniture, prepositions, activities at home)  
Autumn 2 Completion of Echo 1, Chapter 5. Echo 1, Chapter 6: ‘Stadt und Land’ – Town and country (describing where a town is situated, places in a town, directions, buying food and drink, plans for a future holiday). Echo 1, Chapter 5 Assessment (Listening, Reading & Writing)
Spring 1 Completion of Echo 1, Chapter 6. Echo 2, Chapter 1: ‘Die
Ferien’ – Holidays (weather, accommodation, leisure activities, time, perfect tense).
Echo 1, Chapter 6 Assessment (listening, speaking and reading).
Spring 2 Completion of Echo 2, Chapter 1. Echo 2, Chapter 1 Assessment (listening, reading & writing).
Summer 1 Echo 2, Chapter 2: ‘Einkaufen und Essen’ – Shopping & food (fruit & veg, ordering food in a café, food preferences, shops, pocket money).  
Summer 2 Completion of Echo 2, Chapter 2. Echo 2, Chapter 2 Assessment (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

 

Year 9

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Echo 2, Chapter 3: ‘Nach der Schule’ (After school activities – opinions and times of TV programmes, present tense activities using all persons of the verb, modal verbs, revision and extension of perfect tense).  
Autumn 2 Completion of Echo 2, Chapter 3. Echo 2, Chapter 4: ‘Gesundheit!’ (Health – parts of the body, ailments, visiting the doctor, healthy eating and living, giving commands, revision of present and perfect tenses). Echo 2, Chapter 2 Assessment (listening, reading & writing).
Spring 1 Completion of Echo 2, Chapter 4. Echo 2, Chapter 5: ‘Wir gehen aus’ (Going out – accepting and turning down invitations, clothes, describing a party and party food, daily routine, asking for advice). Echo 2, Chapter 4 Assessment (listening, reading & writing).
Spring 2 Completion of Echo 2, Chapter 5. Echo 2, Chapter 6: ‘Austausch’ (Going on an exchange – welcoming a visitor, making plans, describing a school trip, revision of present, perfect and future tenses). Echo 2, Chapter 5 Assessment (listening, speaking & reading).
Summer 1 Completion of Echo 2, Chapter 6. Echo 3, Chapter 1: ‘Die Medien’ (Media – Computer usage, music, reality TV, films, comparing old and new media). Assessment based on all KS3 work (all skills).
Summer 2 Echo 3, Chapter 2: ‘Coole Schule’ (School – revision of subjects and opinions, using ‘weil’, comparing subjects, superlatives, school rules, modal verbs, tense revision). If time permits other units from Echo 3 are covered.  

 

Extended Learning

Year 7

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
linguascope.com;
quizlet.com
  YouYube – German
music videos; Netflix –
German films.
 

 

Year 8

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
linguascope.com;
quizlet.com
  YouYube – German music
videos; Netflix – German films.
Year 8 Rhineland Trip (June/July).

 

Year 9

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
linguascope.com;
quizlet.com;
bbcbitesize.com
  YouYube – German
music videos; Netflix –
German films.
 

 

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