Languages: Lower Key Stage 2 French

Lesson plans and teacher videos to instill confidence in your teaching of French

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We aim to instil a love of language learning within children, encouraging them to be languages detectives, working to decode new vocabulary. Our topics feature a mixture of speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, language learning strategies and cultural references. Each lesson supported by our unique teacher videos, demonstrating pronunciation and key teaching techniques for effective language learning.

Year 3

French greetings with puppets

Using puppets to practise a variety of French greetings and learning how to introduce themselves. Choosing the correct greeting based on the time of day and asking someone how they are.

French adjectives of colour, size and shape

Describing shapes using adjectives of colour and size. Practising language skills through games and creating animal and Christmas artworks inspired by the cut-outs of French artist, Henri Matisse.

French playground games - numbers and age

Learning French numbers to 12 and practising through games. Asking someone’s age and being able to respond when asked themselves.

In a French classroom

Responding to common classroom instructions through games. Learning vocabulary for classroom items. Understanding that every French noun is either ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine.’

French transport

Using their detective skills to work out what new vocabulary might mean. Learning vocabulary for different modes of transport and constructing sentences to describe a city scene. Learning about French-speaking countries around the world.

A circle of life in French

Using their dictionary skills to develop their animal vocabulary and habitat names. Building sentences and completing food chains to apply this vocabulary in writing. This unit has cross-curricular links with Science.

Year 4

Portraits - describing in French

Learning adjectives for describing people’s physical appearance and their personality. Creating simple sentences ensuring that the adjectives agree with the gender of the noun.

Clothes - getting dressed in France

Learning vocabulary to describe items of clothing, along with the different forms of the indefinite article. Incorporating previous learning about colour into their descriptions of clothing and recapping the concept of adjectival agreement. Expressing their opinions about outfits in French.

French numbers, calendars and birthdays

Introducing numbers from 13-31 and recapping numbers 1-12. Learning vocabulary for the days of the week, months of the year, and seasons. Translating dates, such as classmates’ birthdays, from English to French. Considering the similarities and differences between traditional birthday celebrations in England and France.

French weather and the water cycle

Learning phrases to describe the weather and vocabulary for the compass points. Combining this knowledge to make statements about what the weather is like. Exploring the water cycle and recognising cognates (shared words).

French food - Miam, miam!

French food, cafés , ordering and menus -‘Yum Yum’- or ‘Miam, Miam’! This unit brings together several areas that pupils will have touched upon before as they use their knowledge of numbers in relation to money when paying for items in a café and their language detective skills to interpret French menus

French and the Eurovision Song Contest

Using the idea of the well-known and well-loved Eurovision Song Contest to get pupils writing their own original songs. Looking at various ways to ask questions, unpick and understand sentence structures, and use different vocabulary in different contexts. For the songs, children combine familiar words and phrases with new vocabulary to write their competition entry.


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