Lesson 5: Journey to a French school

Children learn about the varied ways in which children across the world travel to school, before conducting a class survey in French and analysing the results

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To be able to conduct a survey in French and select an appropriate method for presenting the results

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including key features and how to apply these to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English


KS2 Framework objectives:

  • Identify and read simple words (L3.1)
  • Write some single words from memory (L3.3)
  • Ask and answer questions (O3.3)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • French firsts a timeline TGV – France’s intercity high speed trains (Trains à Grande Vitesse) began service in 1981. Originally designed to link major French cities, it now also links Italy, Spain, and the UK (Eurostar). They are often double-decker trains, and have been known to travel at up to 200mph.
  • Display your class graph created in the Main event  and compare with other classes. Which class walks the most?

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Languages specialist