1.4a write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
The Word Grid and the Hungry Mouse can support the initial development of writing
1.4b describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing
The My Body activity is the starting point for labelling bodies. Descriptions of place can be developed through Billy Goat Gruff and the Gingerbread man
1.4c understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.
Adjectives – Language clues provides an opportunity to explore the impact of adjectives on word order. In the Hungry Mouse colours are adjectives. Billy Goat Gruff introduces adjectives of size.
Gender – Use fruit and vegetables on the word grid to apply the rules of gender. Word endings can be explored in an investigative way to see if there are links to gender. My Body could be used. Pupils can guess the gender and see if they are right, using an online dictionary
The negative form, question words and initial exploration of verbs can be developed using the Hungry Mouse activity.
Language clues can be used to develop understanding of key features and patterns of language