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Introduction to German Day for Year 5 Pupils

In November 2014, St Mary's Calne hosted an 'Introduction to German' day and hosted Year 5 pupils from various schools, including Cherhill Primary and Fynamore Primary Schools. The children greatly enjoyed the day, which culminated with 'Franzi's birthday party' and singing in German!

Aims

To introduce Year 5 pupils from visiting schools to the German language and culture.

Background

The project was initiated by our German teacher, who also liaised with the Goethe-Institut who filmed the sessions to create a 'best practice' video for the teaching of German, which was subsequently posted on their website and in the Goethe-Institut's newsletter.

Resources

The day involved teaching and non-teaching staff, the use of school facilities, and the involvement of the Goethe-Institut.

Impact

The aim of the day was to inspire pupils to take German as a language option when they start at their senior schools and to give them a 'taster' of German language and culture.

Pupil Involvement

The project involved Year 5 pupils from local primary schools.

Frequency

We are looking to run this day again as part of a rolling events programme which we offer to local schools.