Lesson 4: About a beast with French adjectives

Revision and consolidation of rules of adjectival agreement and position through games searching for adjective families and then playing'running dictation' where one child verbally relays monster descriptions for another child to scribe.

Learning objective

  • To use adjectives correctly

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases


KS2 Framework:

  • Remember, retain and recall words, phrases and sentences (O5.4)
  • Focus on correct pronunciation and intonation (O5.1)
  • Apply knowledge of rules when building sentences (KAL)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

During the week

  • Volunteers add any new vocabulary to a shared class word bank.
  • Display a well-known character from a children’s storybook and ask them to choose adjectives to describe their appearance ( for example, ‘The Gruffalo’).  This would tie in well with Book Week
  • For a real challenge – use the running dictation format, but instead of a text, children have to describe a picture of a monster. You could do this in pairs, or have confident volunteers come to the front to describe to the whole class.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Belinda Dean,  
Languages specialist
Belinda is a French and Spanish teacher as well as a trainer for Network for Languages at Bath Spa University for the last seven years, delivering courses for teachers and PGCE students, and Expert Centre co-ordinator for the Global Learning…
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