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Time Goes By
Time Goes By
Time Goes By
Time Goes By
Time Goes By
Time Goes By
Time Goes By
Time Goes By
Time Goes By
Time Goes By
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Time Goes By


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  • 1. Time goes by
  • 2. 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
    • the months
    • the weeks
    • the days
    • the times
  • 3. The 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)
  • 4. The months
    • 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)
  • 5. The months
    • 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)
  • 6. The week
    • 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
  • 7. The times
    • 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
  • 8. Assessment of the pupils
    • calendar quiz
    • class calendar
    • tests on times and weekdays
    • pupils’ own texts
  • 9. Targets
    • 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
  • 10. Targets
    • 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