Lesson 2: French greetings - day and night

Children learn the appropriate greetings to use for the different times of day

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To use the correct French greeting

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand and respond to written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language

 DfE KS2 Framework:

  • Perform simple communicative tasks (O3.3)
  • Recognise some familiar words in written form (L3.1)
  • Experiment with the writing of simple words (L3.3)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Use the passing/throwing starter from the Attention grabber as a warm up for your PE lesson.
  • Cover/jumble up different letters on the bubbles each day – can the children spot what’s missing?
  • Create a class book of bedtime sayings in English/French with children’s illustrations using the smiley face and Day and nght speech bubbles.
  • Challenge the class to teach their parents/siblings to say goodnight with a French pet name.
  • Share the story book again, or browse the online library for other picture books.

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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