Adjectives of colour and size (Henri Matisse)

Teach French adjectives of colour and size and describe shapes though games.  Pupils work together to make an animal from 2D shapes and create their own works of art inspired by French artist Henri Matisse

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Lesson 1: C’est quelle couleur?

Using beanbags to introduce the colours, children answer the question 'c’est quelle couleur?' and progress to responding to instructions by correctly building a tower of bricks using the colours they hear described

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Lesson 2: Les formes

Children learn shape names and size adjectives; matching descriptive captions to corresponding images and completing a tangram puzzle

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Lesson 3: Let's meet Matisse

Inspired by the animal collages of Matisse, children work in pairs to create 2D compositions, with one child acting as 'l’artiste', describing the shapes they require, and their 'l’assistant' providing them with the shapes they describe

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Lesson 4: C’est moi, Matisse

Pupils follow a set of written instructions in French to create their own animal collage in the style of Matisse

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Lesson 5: Nuit de Noël

Children use a computer-based paint package or a selection of collage materials to design a stained glass window based on Matisse's 'Nuit de Noël'

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