Lesson 5: In my French bag

Using their learning from the unit and previous units, children work in groups to plan a presentation about what they have in their school bag, what they don't have and give some additional information on colour, size and number.

Learning objective

  • To prepare and present a short spoken text

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures


KS2 Framework:

  • Recall, retain and use vocabulary (O3.3)
  • Speak clearly and confidently (O3.2)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support:  will need adult or peer support to recall vocabulary, which could be recapped at the start of the lesson in a small group.


Pupils working at greater depth: challenge to draw on previous learning to include their own words and phrases in the right context within their presentations.

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Celebrate and share the learning from this topic – could the videos be incorporated into an assembly, or on the school website?
  • Collect questions about school life in France that can be either researched online or sent to a partner school.
  • Allow the children time to go back to their writing from the last session and see if they can ‘up-level’ by adding extra detail (using a different colour pencil).

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Belinda Dean,  
Languages specialist
Belinda is a French and Spanish teacher as well as a trainer for Network for Languages at Bath Spa University for the last seven years, delivering courses for teachers and PGCE students, and Expert Centre co-ordinator for the Global Learning…
Find out more