Lesson 5: In my French bag

Using their learning from the topic, children work in groups to plan a presentation about a school bag, including several items they have as well as something they don't, giving information about size and colour

Before the lesson

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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

Attention grabber

Main event

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…
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