I have blogged the letter sent home tonight with your child about their talk on Friday. It is just to be a very short talk with the intention of getting them used to presenting in front of peers.
Everyone will be presenting a short talk to the class about Christmas traditions in Germany on Friday. Please help your child research the answers to four of the questions below which will form the content of their talk. I have outlined how each talk should start and finish. Children can have a few brief notes but they should not read their talk. I will be looking for eye contact and loud voices. I will be giving a few opportunities during the week for everyone to select some pictures from the internet that they can show when doing their talk. If however you would like to do this at home and are happy for your child to bring in their own personal iPad on Friday, that is absolutely fine.
I am going to talk today about Christmas traditions in Germany.
A tradition is (explain what a tradition is).
Answer four of the questions below.
When do people in Germany celebrate Christmas?
What is a typical Christmas meal in Germany?
Who is Christkind?
Do they have Christmas trees in Germany?
How do they celebrate Advent in Germany?
How do you say ‘Happy Christmas’ in German?
What happens on the night of 5th December?
What do some people come to visit in Germany at Christmas time?
Are there any other German Christmas traditions?
The most interesting thing I have found out is …………………
I think Christmas in Germany sounds (fun, interesting, exciting).
These short talks are going to happen on a regular basis so that the children become more confident when speaking in front of the class. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me.