Adjectives and Primary Languages Grammar.How are we getting on?

We have been considering ways to support all our colleagues to deliver appropriate primary target languages grammar as part of the language learning in school.This second round up blog focuses on adjectives.

We want our teachers to be confident enough to share with children clearly and successfully how to use adjectives in the target language -just like Ruth is doing here at CPD using her jungle animal shape sentences (see below)!

So how are we going about this? Below are some simple approaches that we are using to integrate the use of adjectives in to our language learning from Year 3 to Year 6.

Teacher's guide to the ways  to a step by step developmental understanding of nouns,verbs and adjectives from the perspective of a young child in primary school.

Using a familiar technique of Maths' functions machines to enable children to keep a re-usable record of the processes they need to apply to access and use grammatical structures.

We like to encourage the children to look at texts carefully and become independent language detectives!The magical magnifying glass allows us to ask children to find key language ... so here we could be searching for adjectives in a text for example. 

All the activities below can be transferred to new contexts and content!

Simple games to begin with based upon listening and responding,pronouncing accurately and saying out loud, reading and writing adjectives.The activities here are based on colours,but could be transferred to other adjectives too.

Creating simple descriptive sentences using a  noun, a verb and an adjective to create the shape of an object.Here we are focusing on jungle animals with Year 4 children.

A game we call "fisherman's trawl". Working as a team to recall and remember ,to read, locate and find  adjectives.

In this instance the game is based around Rudoph the Red Nosed Reindeer .The idea behind the game is transferable can be used with lots of characters and items of clothes or hair/eye/ colours etc.

Ways to explore the agreement of adjectives with the person we are describing in the target language. Activities for our more advanced young learners. 

An opportunity with more advanced learners to put together their knowledge of nouns and adjectives and create their own imaginative and descriptive sentences.