Lesson 3: Let's meet Matisse

Inspired by the animal collages of Matisse, children recognise written similarities between French and English nouns and learn to ask for something politely

Learning Objectives

  • Recognising written similarities between French and English nouns

  • Being able to explain what is a cognate and a near cognate

  • Asking for something politely and saying thank you

  • Giving instructions using French words for shape, size and colour

  • Creating a Matisse-style composition using the shapes asked for

Lesson Plan

Recognising similar words (cognates) and speaking politely
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Teacher Video: Let’s meet Matisse

Key Vocabulary and Pronunciation

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Presentation: Mystery words

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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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