Clothes - getting dressed in France

In a topic about 'les vêtements' children learn to recognise several items of clothing, understand the different forms of the indefinite article and possessive adjective as well as practice using the correct adjectival agreement and describe what people are wearing.

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Lesson 1: Clothes in French

After listening to the traditional French song, 'Promenons-nous dans les bois', children are introduced to the vocabulary to describe items of clothes, and the different forms of the indefinite article un, une, des, and the possessive adjectives mon, ma, mes.

Lesson 2: Clothes and colours in French

Through games to reinforce memory of clothes and colour vocabulary, children revise position of colour adjectives and adjectival agreement.

Lesson 3: Where do adjectives go in French?

Children recap adjectival position and agreement with adjectives of colour and size and acquire some additional clothing-related vocabulary.

Lesson 4: A French clothes catalogue

Having learned the phrases, 'J’aime...' and 'Je n’aime pas...' children express their opinions about a collection of outfits and then, with support from the accompanying resources, describe their own catalogue outfit creation using multiple adjectives, ensuring correct adjectival position and agreement.

Lesson 5: What is our French model wearing?

Children design their own catwalk outfit, as flamboyant as they like, then describe these to a partner, paying attention to position and endings of adjectives, before presenting their creation to the class.