German / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Socialising

Curriculum content descriptions

Interact using descriptive and expressive language to share information about daily life, relate experiences and express feelings

[Key concepts: school, home, routines, relationships; Key processes: listening, describing]


  • exchanging information with peers and adults (online, in writing or face-to-face) about daily routines and leisure activities, using modelled language associated with time, sequence and location, for example, Ich stehe um 7.30 Uhr auf. Dann frühstücke ich. Ich schwimme und surfe oft.
  • expressing feelings (Wie geht’s? Es geht mir nicht gut. Ich bin krank.) using adjectives (aufgeregt, glücklich, nervös, sauer, traurig)
  • using communication strategies such as active listening skills, turn-taking cues, and requests for clarification or more detail to support interaction, for example, Und du, was meinst du? Stimmt das? Warum?
  • describing key friends or family members, using simple descriptive and expressive modelled language, for example, Das ist mein Bruder. Er ist sehr sportlich und intelligent. Er spielt sehr gern Fuβball und liest gern Comics. Ich liebe meinen Bruder.
  • recounting social and cultural experiences with family and friends, for example, Wir haben eine Reise nach Neuseeland gemacht. Unser Campingplatz war direkt am See und wir sind jeden Tag geschwommen.
  • apologising and expressing concern or sympathy to friends and family members, for example, Tut mir Leid. Schade! Du Arme(r)!
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • 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,  Friendship,  German language

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