Overview

Autumn term

Key ideas and topics covered

ECHO 1

Lektion 1 Hallo!
Greetings/Counting to 19/ Saying where you live, Spelling in German, Describing what is in your school bag/learning numbers and saying when your birthday is.

Grammar – indefinite articles /Gender – der, die,das

Continue with the KS3 course

Lektion 4. Freizeit

Talking about sport/hobbies/favourite things/ how often you do things/ arranging to go out/ understanding information in an adventure sports centre.

Grammar – Using gern/ present tense/the verb sein and using möchtest du..?

GCSE Course

Stimmt GCSE Theme 1 : Identity and culture

Lektion 2 Zeit für Freizeit talking about sport/music/films and television. Describing festivals.
Grammar – present tense /seit/gern, lieber, am liebsten/ word order

Theme 1 Identity and Culture

Lektion 3 Menschliche Beziehungen talking about what makes a good friend/describing relationship and giving your views on marriage/ comparing your life as a child to your life now.

Grammar – tenses present/future and imperfect/reflexive and separable verbs/adjectives.

Spring term

Key ideas and topics covered

Lektion 2 Die Schule

Talking about your favourite subject, talking about your timetable and weekdays, Talking about what you do at break and describing what you wear. Learning about school life in German speaking countries.

Grammar – Verbs, opinions and telling the time

Culture capital – school in Germany/Easter

Lektion 5. Mein Zuhause

Saying where you are live/describing your home/describing what you do at home/describing your room/ saying what is in your room/describing where you live.
Grammar: Irregular verbs in the present tense/es gibt/prepositions.

Lektion 6. Stadt und Land

Describing where a town is/ saying what is in the town/describing types of transport/.asking for and giving directions/buying food and drink at a snack bar/ talking about your plans for the summer holidays.

Grammar – Tenses Present/conditional/plurals
Culture capital – Easter

Theme 1 Theme 1: Identity and culture; Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Lektion 4 Willkommen bei mir!

Describing your house and home/talking about rooms in your house/talking about what you do on a typical day/talking about food and drink/saying how you stay healthy/discussing how and when you use social media/ Discussing advantages and disadvantages of social media and technology.

Grammar – Present tense/word order – weil/ prepositions/ using separable and
reflexive verbs/wenn clauses/opinions

Culture capital – Easter

Summer term

Key ideas and topics covered

Lektion 3. Familie und Freunde

Talking about brothers and sisters as well as other family members. Talking about pets. Describing people and their characteristics. Understanding longer texts.

Grammar – Present Tense/ nouns/possessive adjectives

Cultural capital – German festivals/Foods/Celebrations

Stimmt course

Theme 1: Identity and culture

Lektion 3 Menschliche Beziehungen

Talking about what makes a good friend/describing relationship and giving your views on marriage/ comparing your life as a child to your life now.

Grammar – tenses present/future and imperfect/reflexive and separable verbs/adjectives.

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest; Theme 1: Identity and culture.

Lektion 5 Ich ♥ Wien

Describing forms of transport and making a hotel booking/Discussing way of
travelling and buying train tickets/Describing accommodation and associated problems/ Asking for and
understanding directions to sights in Vienna/ Ordering at a restaurant / Shopping for souvenirs/ Describing problems

Grammar – Word order/Comparative and superlative adjectives/ Using the demonstrative article dieser/ Using imperatives/ Present tense of wollen/ Nominative and accusative adjective endings (after der and dieser) /Using dative pronouns