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

4 lessons
French greetings with puppets
Practise introductions in French with puppets
5 lessons
French adjectives of colour, size and shape
Describing shapes using adjectives of colour and size, learning the position of adjectives and how they may change form to agree with the noun; practising language skills through games and creating animal and Christmas artworks inspired by the cut-outs of French artist, Henri Matisse.
5 lessons
French playground games - numbers and age
French numbers to twelve, time and age questions
5 lessons
In a French classroom
French classroom vocabulary
5 lessons
French transport
French holiday vocabulary
5 lessons
A circle of life in French
French science and animal vocabulary

Year 4

5 lessons
Portraits - describing in French
This unit is about describing someone’s appearance, including eye and hair colour and characteristics such as how happy or serious they are. The unit teaches the position of adjectives in a sentence and how the adjective changes to 'agree' with the noun it describes (masculine, feminine, singular, plural). Starting with the subject of painting and the Louvre in Paris to build cultural awareness, the children complete the unit by writing a description of one of their friends in French.
5 lessons
Clothes - getting dressed in France
French indefinite articles and possessive adjectives
5 lessons
French numbers, calendars and birthdays
French days of the week, dates and seasons
5 lessons
French weather and the water cycle
French weather, compass points and temperatures
5 lessons
French food - Miam, miam!
French food, cafés , ordering and menus -'Yum Yum'- or 'Miam, Miam'! This topic 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
5 lessons
French and the Eurovision Song Contest
This engaging topic uses the idea of the well-known and well-loved Eurovision Song Contest to get pupils writing their own original songs. The children look 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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Lower Key Stage 2

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Lorraine Somner

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Subject Leader

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Paola Aldus, Head of Art, St Teresa’s School

These plans are really good, they stretch the children and also are modern and relevant. They are easy to teach. We loved the IOT work and have now passed our ideas for a SMART classroom on to our school council.

Elska Hughes

School Teacher

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Art subject leader

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Head Teacher