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.

Learning objective

  • To describe an outfit using adjectives correctly

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


KS2 Framework

  • Prepare a short presentation on a familiar topic (O5.4)
  • Recognise and apply simple agreements, singular and plural (Yr4 KAL)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • If the children are confident, put on a fashion show for the school or for parents  – perhaps for charity?
  • Give the children bilingual dictionaries or use an online dictionary to research a related area of interest to them, such as jewellery or football kits.
  • You could introduce Je porte … I am wearing to answer the register. For example, a child could answer, Oui, et je porte une chemise blanche – Yes and I am wearing a white shirt, or Oui, et je porte un pantalon noir – Yes and I am wearing black trousers.
  • Create a collage as a classroom display with different clothing items or outfits with the descriptions in French.

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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