Lesson 1: French - action!

Recognising that verbs take different forms, including the infinitive and giving opinions

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To recognise that verbs take different forms and to find infinitive verbs in a dictionary

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Broaden vocabulary using a dictionary
  • Speak in sentences using basic language structures

 

KS2 Framework:

  • Pronounce/read aloud unknown words (LLS)
  • Remember, retain and recall words (O5.4)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Play ‘Jacques a dit’ (Simon Says) using the action verbs.
  • Use the action verbs for your PE warm up.
  • Create a working wall display of French verbs. Encourage the children to spot new verbs from their English lessons and add these to the wall.

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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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