Westward School



German is taught as part of the curriculum once a week to Year 1 and 2 children. The aim is to promote a curiosity and love of the German language and to build up children’s confidence so they can develop skills to communicate in a foreign language. Another central element is to enable the children to develop cultural awareness of aspects of life in Germany such as food and celebrations.


The learning activities aim to be engaging, interesting and relevant for the children. The hand puppets “Felix” the frog and “Franzi” the duck, are an engaging learning resource created by the German Goethe-Institut London, support the learning process in a fun way and are much loved by the children.


           Felix & Franzi

The puppets called Felix and Franzi 


Lessons focus on different topics with a wide range of activities and materials and introduce new vocabulary and simple aspects of grammar. This is achieved through songs, games, oral and written work.


Topics in Year 1:

  • The country Germany (map, flag, Berlin as capital)
  • Greetings
  • Numbers
  • Colours
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Carnival and Easter Celebrations
  • Weather
  • Transport
  • Parts of the body


Topics in Year 2:

  • Days of the week
  • Months of the Year
  • Seasons
  • Objects in the classroom
  • Objects in the pencil case
  • Christmas celebrations
  • School uniform
  • Clothes
  • Farm animals
  • Family members
  • My home
  • Holiday and travelling