- To begin to understand that adjectives change if they describe a feminine noun
National curriculum links
Pupils should be taught to:
- explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
- describe people, place, 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
- Identify specific sounds (O 4.3)
- Pronounce letter strings accurately (L4.3)
- Recognise and apply simple agreements (KAL)
- Identify well-known landmarks (IU3.2)
Before the lesson
During the week
- Have a look at famous portraits and sculptures, either from the Louvre website on link: ‘The Louvre’ or another gallery or a book, and discuss whether the subject matter is heureux/heureuse or sérieux/sérieuse.
- Ask the children to research some key facts about the Louvre or to research the Mona Lisa or another painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
- As a class, create a word bank of words that contain the letter string eau (for example, le bateau, le gâteau, le tableau, beau, l’eau, le château, le plateau, le chapeau) – the children could use their bilingual dictionary skills to look up the meaning and the gender, and practice the eau sound.