German / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Socialising

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise and respond to instructions and questions about activities, games and classroom routines, and make polite requests

[Key concepts: roles, routines; Key processes: following instructions, participating, listening]


  • responding with actions/gestures to questions such as Wo ist … ? and instructions such as Bitte aufstehen, (Klasse 1)! Hände auf den Kopf! Alle zusammen! Achtung!
  • recognising and responding to simple questions, using supporting intonation and gestures, for example, Wer/Was ist das? Das ist ? Ist das … ? Nein, das ist ...
  • using German for everyday routines such as roll call (Hier bin ich) or naming the day of the week (Es ist Montag)
  • following simple directions supported by gestures to locate items in the classroom or playground, for example, links, rechts, auf dem Boden, hinter Peter, unter dem Tisch
  • responding to and making polite requests, for example, Ich möchte … , bitte. Bitte schön!
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Instructions,  Classroom activities,  Manners (Etiquette),  German language

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