- To say items that are in a school bag, and recognise if they are masculine or feminine
National curriculum links
Pupils should be taught to:
- Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
- Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English
- Perform finger rhymes and sign songs (O3.1)
- Imitate pronunciation of sounds (KAL)
- Recognise that languages describe familiar things differently (KAL)
Before the lesson
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Teacher knowledge - language points
Pupils needing extra support: will require either peer or adult support to recall and pronounce vocabulary.
Pupils working at greater depth: challenge to ‘be the teacher’ and lead an activity and/or make up their own version of the ‘dans mon sac’ song.
During the week
- Make, or encourage the children to design, labels for different equipment in the classroom. (You could do this with other home languages found within your class/school too.)
- Use a class French-English dictionary to find other items the children might have in their bags and decide whether they would go in the ‘boy’ bag or ‘girl’ bag.
- Get the children to name items as they use them or put them away at the end of a lesson. They could even sing ‘Dans mon sac’ as they pack their bags to go home.