Today in German the Year 1 and 2 students trialled a new online quiz program called, ‘Kahoot!’ Students see quiz questions appear on the main screen and then record their answers using an iPad. The questions are multiple choice and a real-time leaderboard is kept as the game progresses. It was a very fun and exciting way to practice our German language skills!
Here is a short video explaining Kahoot!:
Here are some of our fantastic Junior Primary students putting Kahoot! to the test!
This term the junior primary students have been engaging with an online resource named ‘German with Felix and Franzi.’
This resource is created specifically for primary school German teachers by the Goethe-Institut. It follows the story of two animals, Felix the frog (Frosch) and Franzi the duck (Ente). Felix and Franzi have moved from the Berlin Zoo to England and live in an old German letterbox they found in an antique shop.
The program comes with hand puppets and lots of fun and engaging videos and songs.
We have LOVED getting to know Felix and Franzi this term!
Here is a Year 2 class singing the ‘Hallo’ song all junior primary students sing when we start our lesson:
Here is a Year 2 class singing one of the counting songs from Felix and Franzi:
Our Reception students were VERY excited to create their own Schultuete, or School Cone, during week 2 of this term.
Each student decorated a cone and inside received gifts to celebrate them starting their German at Craigburn: a sharpener, an eraser, a pencil, a bookmark and stickers.
We looked at photos of children in Germany receiving their Schultuete and talked about how it is a German tradition.
I hope all of the children enjoy their gifts!
Our Reception children have had their first lesson of German this term! It has been a busy start to the term, with swimming lessons in Week 1, but we have already learnt lots of new German words!
We have been learning colour names, numbers and how to introduce ourselves.
Well done, Receptions!
Here are the final classes with their very creative Lebkuchenmann! If your child’s class uses Seesaw, please have a look to see their photo!
Another group of Lebkuchenmann – such creative students!
Please look at Seesaw for an individual photo of your child.
Here are some moveable Lebkuchenmann made by Miss Pinkster’s Year 1/2 class.
Families, please check out Seesaw for a photo of your child with their creation!
What creative Lebkuchenmann made by these reception students!
Have a look at our Lebkuchenmann! The reception children have had a lovely time learning about why Lebkuchen is important in Germany at Christmas time and shared their own experiences with gingerbread.
Attached to each Lebkuchenmann is a recipe so that families could cook together over the summer break.
The final Year 2 weather comparative pieces went home today. Families, please check Seesaw to see your child’s work!