Lesson 3: How are you feeling? - in French

Using 'smiley face flashcards', children are introduced to the different ways they can express their feelings and respond to the question 'Ça va?'

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To ask and answer a question about feelings in French

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Engage in conversations, ask and answer questions


KS2 Framework:

  • Ask and answer questions (O3.3)
  • Use physical response, mime and gesture to convey meaning (O3.4)
  • Imitate pronunciation of sounds (KAL)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Call the register asking each child how they are.
  • Put the smiley flash cared in different areas of the hall/playground. Call out one and children run to the correct base.
  • Bring out your talk puppet and let the children tell it how they’re feeling.

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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