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Festive 'Golden Time' German - please help!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Lilybett, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. My school does Golden Time and the group I run is German. I've found it hard to plan an hour of German for Y3-Y6... Especially since most of them didn't even want to do German! Most of them hate doing any language haha and ended up in poor, unloved German because other activities were full, or their behaviour has seen them banned from other activities!
    I've done my best to make it fun - with art activities, making glittery Xmas cards last week, playing games, etc... I'd just do German Xmas food but I asked about allergies and there are several really serious ones - including a hardcore nut allergy - that means I can't do anything food-based with them...
    Tomorrow is going to be absolutely manic due to Xmas productions and ANY ideas about something fun, easy and resource-lite would be VERY gratefully received. Thanks SO much xx
     
  2. dc521

    dc521 New commenter

    German songs? Silent Night in the original German is usually very moving.
     
  3. I know, hehe, I love it. They'd just roll their eyes and refuse! [​IMG] xx
     
  4. ps: thank you for replying!!!
     
  5. I'm only a PGCE student (specialising in German) but I'm running a German lunchtime club. Today we made fortune tellers and they loved it! I got the template from here and modified the questions on it to things we've done. It took them 10mins to make the things and they were playing with them and speaking mostly German for a good 10 minutes afterwards. This was Y4. You could put a festive spin on it. Alternatively, you could tell them the story of Krampus... Hope this helps!
     
  6. I've done sudoku, wordsearches and codewords in German. What about singing jingle bells in german? Map work?
     
  7. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Lots of bits here. Have used some in another life...not for a while now though.

    http://www.sunderlandschools.org/mfl-sunderland/resources%20ge%20ts.htm

    http://www.sunderlandschools.org/mfl-sunderland/resources-christmas-ge.htm

    https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/learning/west_sussex_grid_for_learning/curriculum/modern_foreign_languages_mfl/key_stage_2/cross_curricular_resource_pack/german/kick_off_german.aspx

    Not totally Christmas, but something might be good.
     
  8. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I suggest something on Sankt Niklaustag - 6th December. Story of Schwarze Peter might even motivate some' I thought I'd put up an activity in resources here, but just checked and haven't, sorry! But GoetheInstitut probably has some resources?
     
  9. Oh, thank you so much, everybody, for replying. Felt so poorly on Thursday night and you all took this bloody great Deutsch-shaped weight off my mind [​IMG] I went with the story of the Christmas Krampus, and showed them a video, and they made masks of Father Christmas or the nasty Krampus lol and they seemed happy enough. Not much German was actually spoken but I didn't have the strength! Hahaha xxxxxxxxxx
     

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