Monster pets

Looking at animals, monsters and hybrids, children use their ‘detective skills’ to extract information, identify and sort nouns by their gender. This will help to develop their understanding of sentence structure and write a paragraph to describe their own monster pet

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Lesson 1: French detectives - beware the dragon!

Pupils work together to look for information within a text about a Varan de Komodo (Komodo Dragon), using a range of language detective skills to identify key facts about the animal


Lesson 2: Body parts in French - nouns, gender and number

Pupils learn the names of human body parts and use this information, and their vocabulary knowledge of number, colour and size, to match pictures of monsters to the correct descriptions


Lesson 3: A French monster mash-up

In describing hybrid animals, children practise using the correct article to go with masculine or feminine nouns, before creating their own unique animal


Lesson 4: About a beast with French adjectives

After looking at adjective families, children play a game in pairs against the clock, with one child acting as the 'runner' and the other as a 'scribe', to improve their understanding of different adjective forms


Lesson 5: Fantastic French beasts

Incorporating all they have learnt in this topic, children write a descriptive paragraph about the monster pet they created in Lesson 3, then present this to the class


Key Vocabulary and Pronunciation for Lessons 1-5

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