French adjectives of colour, size and shape

Describing shapes using adjectives of colour and size, learning the position of adjectives and how they may change form to agree with the noun; practising language skills through games and creating animal and Christmas artworks inspired by the cut-outs of French artist, Henri Matisse.

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Lesson 1: Colours in French

Using beanbags to introduce French colour words, children answer the question, 'What colour is it?' - 'c’est quelle couleur?', and progress to responding accurately to verbal instructions to build a tower of coloured bricks.

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Lesson 2: Sizes and shapes in French

Learning French words for shapes and size adjectives; matching descriptive captions to corresponding images and completing a tangram puzzle.

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Lesson 3: Using shapes like the French artist, Matisse

Inspired by the animal collages of Matisse, children create compositions from coloured shapes they describe in French, recognise cognates and learn to ask for something politely.

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Lesson 4: In the style of the French artist, Matisse

Pupils follow a set of written instructions in French to create their own animal collage in the style of Matisse.

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Lesson 5: Inspired by Matisse's French 'Christmas Night' window

Children learn adjectival agreement, practice French words for shapes and colours, learn vocabulary for Christmas decorations and use a computer-based paint package or collage materials to create a collage based on Matisse's stained glass window, 'Nuit de Noël'.

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