German / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Creating

Curriculum content descriptions

Engage with a range of imaginative texts through action, dance, singing, drawing, shared reading and collaborative retelling

[Key concepts: imagination, performance, setting; Key processes: participating, responding]


  • responding to imaginative print and digital texts, such as stories, rhymes or cartoons, by performing excerpts of texts or creating their own texts, using repetitive actions, gestures and words/sentences, and sequencing pictures from the text to reflect the correct order of events
  • expressing a personal opinion of a text, for example, Das ist lustig/komisch/langweilig
  • drawing their favourite character or scene from stories, rhymes, songs or cartoons such as Schnappi and attaching/writing a simple evaluative statement, for example, … ist fantastisch. Ich mag …
  • performing the story of a book, for example, Wir gehen auf Bärenjagd, Der Baum und das Mädchen, Weißt du wie lieb ich dich hab?
  • reading or viewing English and German versions of a familiar print or digital text such as ‘Spot’/Flecki or ‘Bob the Builder’/Bob der Baumeister, and noticing similarities and differences
  • responding in German or English to questions about a text, for example, Wer ist das?; War das eine gute Idee?; Und dann … ?
  • contributing to a collaborative retelling of a text using prompts such as pictures, cut-outs or puppets
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Imaginative texts,  Retelling,  German language,  Shared reading

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