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.

Learning objective

  • To express an opinion (like/dislike)

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • Describe things in writing

KS2 Framework

  • Write simple words and phrases using a model and some words from memory (L4.4)
  • Write words, phrases and short sentences, using a reference (L5.3)
  • Understand and express simple opinion (O5.2)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Raid the dressing up cupboard used for school plays and class assemblies and bring the outfits into the classroom for children to describe. You could bring in one a day – the more crazy and colourful the better! Encourage children to add details such as sparkly or spotted, checked or striped.
  • Use the Presentation: J’aime, je n’aime pas and ask the children to describe the clothes in each of the pictures.

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Simone Haughey,  
Languages specialist
Previously a generalist Primary teacher for 12 years, Simone now specialises in Languages. She is MFL Consultant and Languages Teacher at Robin Hood Primary. Her work with Mandarin Chinese led to the IoE Confucius Institute for Schools awarding her school with Confucius…
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