German lessons at Stanton in Peak offer a carefully planned sequence of lessons, ensuring progressive coverage of the skills required by the national curriculum. Using the GOETHE INSTITU scheme of work – a scheme supported and encouraged by our local secondary school – we provide our pupils with an introduction to the culture of German-speaking countries and communities.
Our aim is to foster the children’s curiosity and help deepen their understanding of the world. Our linear curriculum provides the opportunity for pupils to gradually build on their skills, enabling them to express their ideas and thoughts in German and equipping them with the ability to interact and communicate with their peers through both speech and writing.
In LKS2, whilst pupils do engage with reading and writing German words and phrases, a greater emphasis is placed on acquiring basic skills and understanding of German through developing their speaking and listening skills. Once in UKS2 these skills will be embedded and developed further alongside more reading and writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts and learner autonomy.
Our intention is that pupils are inspired to develop a love of languages and to expand their horizons to other countries, cultures and people. We aim to help children grow into curious, confident and reflective language learners and to provide them with a foundation that will equip them for further language studies.