German / Year 3 and 4 / Communicating / Reflecting

Curriculum content descriptions

Describe their own experiences of learning and using German and explore their sense of identity, including elements such as family, cultural heritage and friends

[Key concepts: self, family, friends; Key processes: exploring, comparing, identifying]


  • comparing own experiences of learning German with peers’, and imagining what aspects of English a German speaker might find challenging and why
  • participating in an online discussion about learning and using another language, reflecting on the experience of becoming bilingual (or, in the case of some learners, plurilingual), and considering what advantages this brings and whether it impacts on identity
  • comparing learning a language at school with another context for learning a language, such as at home, at community language school or on holiday
  • communicating about identity and language use within the family context, such as positioning self within the family and identifying own and family members’ heritage, for example, Ich bin Australier/-in. Mein Opa kommt aus Griechenland.
  • identifying family traditions and possessions that stem from another culture, such as opening presents on Christmas Day or Heiligabend, learning folk dancing, or having a German grandparent’s name
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Personal identity,  German language

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