Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a good week. Did you manage to teach your family one of
the French songs?
This week we are looking at colours.
You are all amazing at your French colours so I have tried to find some ways to stretch
your knowledge and learning.
Rainbows! I don’t know about your house, but our house seems to be full of rainbows at
the moment and as we were looking at colours I thought I’d include some rainbow
1. Can you find out the word(s) for ‘rainbow’ in French and what does it mean in English?
2. Can you list the colours of a rainbow in French?
3. Can you make up a mnemonic to remember them?
Year 5 and 6, we have already done some dictionary work in French so they should be able to do this and year 3 and 4 you can definitely have a go.
In French, colours, when they are used as nouns, are masculine (so use Le for The and Un for A). However when they are used as an adjective, some colours will change to agree with the noun they are describing, some colours don’t change though. Just one of those things you have to learn and remember!
So, what I’d like you to do is label some objects in your house with the object and its colour. Remember the colour comes after the noun not before like in English.
You can use a French/English dictionary if you have one at home and if not you can use an online one or google translate. If using a dictionary, remember the (f) next to the noun means it is feminine, so uses La for The and Une for A. (m) next to the noun means it is masculine and so uses Le for The and Un for A.
Check the colours on the vocabulary sheet to see if your colour needs to agree with your object.
Here are some examples: