Lesson 4: Travel the French speaking world

Learning about the different countries where French is spoken, children describe how the modes of transport taken to travel and consolidate their understanding by playing Connect 4!

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To be able to describe a journey to different French-speaking countries around the world

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

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



KS2 Framework objectives:

  • Speak clearly and confidently (O3.2)
  • Repeat words and phrases modelled by the teacher (O3.4)
  • Identify some of the countries where the language is spoken (IU3.2)
  • Play games to aid memorisation (LLS)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • French firsts- a timeline Concorde – the supersonic jet airliner first flew in 1969. It was a British-French venture, named after the French word ‘harmony’ or ‘union’. It was decommissioned in 2003, and various models can be found on display in national air/aviation museums.
  • As a PE warm up, display city names on different walls. Call out a phrase, for example: ‘Je vais à Dakar en avion’ . Children run to the right city, using aeroplane actions. Repeat with other cities/modes of transport.
  • Make a display of flags from French-speaking countries around the world (it is the official language of 29 countries).

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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