German / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Reflecting

Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on aspects of own identity and language use, commenting on and suggesting reasons for what is similar/different and easy/difficult

[Key concepts: reflection, perception; Key processes: reflecting, analysing, comparing]


  • participating in a discussion in English about the impact of a school uniform on personal identity, and imagining how German students might view wearing a school uniform
  • preparing a digital ‘language passport’ documenting different stages in learning German, intercultural experiences and reflections on the impact of learning German on self and others, and considering possible reasons for perceived similarities and differences between experiences or degree of difficulty
  • evaluating own preferred learning style, identifying own strengths, and contributing to a class list of German Fachleute/Experten for others to consult for advice, in areas such as Aussprache, Technologie and Vokabeln
  • exploring the idea of stereotypes associated with languages and identity discussing how groups of people tend to think about themselves and others, and how stereotypes affect attitudes and communication and can be inaccurate
  • comparing own ways of using language with those of peers, considering how family and community shape identity and communication, for example, using more than one language, expressing feelings or celebrating in various ways
  • considering whether learning and using German impacts on identity either in or out of the classroom
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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