Lesson 5: Outdoor games in France

Pupils play traditional French games including, 'la marelle' (a version of hopscotch), 'le loup est-il passé?' (similar to 'duck, duck, goose' and based on Little Red Riding Hood) and 'grand point à point' - a giant ‘dot to dot’ puzzle

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To use the number words one to twelve when playing playground games

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use language for practical communication; understanding spoken language from authentic sources


KS2 Framework:

  • Speak clearly and confidently (O3.1)
  • View a video about the country (IU3.4)
  • Know some facts, landmarks, main towns (IU3.3)
  • Notice the spelling of familiar words (KAL)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Display an outline of France for a ‘Pin the Tour Eiffel on Paris’ game. Who can locate the capital city?
  • Compile a list of other things that France is famous for – food, drink, places, personalities, sports, etc.
  • Boules is another fun outdoor game to play, and a serious sport in France.

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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