Introduction: Taking children‘s experience into account (New Year‘S Eve, beginning of new year)
Children should talk about their own life and be introduced into the subject “ Time goes by”.
A mindmap gives some insight into the children’s previous experience
Structure of the unit:
the 4 seasons
Pupils bring personal things to school- things they associate with seasons or months.
a “ season table” is put up which can be completed at any time during the teaching unit.
Across the subject matter is picked up in music lesson.
(songs: Es war eine Mutter..., Jahreszeitenlied)
the names of the months are named and structured (supported by giving them colours, blue are the winter months, light green are the spring months, yellow are the summer months and red are the autumn months)
pupils reflect on the duration of months (general rule)
names of the months in pupils’ mother tongues
special days like birthdays, holidays in Germany and other countries, special events are picked out
the topic is also dealt with in music lessons (song January, February...) and in Art (working together on a calendar of the whole class)
consolidation of learning results (weekdays)
names of weekdays in other languages
structure of the pupils’ book (Schülerbuch)
across the subject in German: poem of the weekdays, practising the correct spelling, text ‘My favourite weekday’
the topic in Maths: the tables up to 7
course of day and time
reading and setting the time (full hour, half hour, quarter of an hour, three quarters) on analogical and digital clocks
Assessment of the pupils
tests on times and weekdays
pupils’ own texts
practical targets : pupils’s orientation in textbook and calendar, finding out connections between the individual months and the seasons
intercultural learning : getting to know the holidays in other countries, the weekdays and months in other languages
Maths: pupils get to know the clock and the tables up to 7
German: pupils write down own texts so that they can be understood by others, they read and present poems and control the spelling of the weekdays
Art: making a calendar of the whole class (collages of pupils’ own pictures, cut-out pictures and photos from their own environment, such as nature, animals, plants and the weather)
Music: pupils learn new songs on the seasons and the months