Lesson 2: Days of the week in French

Children learn the French days of the week to the tune of ‘Camptown Races’ and the vocabulary for yesterday, tomorrow and today so they can describe their week

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To say the days of the week

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing


KS2 Framework

  • Listen for sounds rhythm and rhyme, identify specific sounds O 4.2
  • Know about some aspects of everyday life and compare them to their own IU 4.2
  • Write simple phrases using a model L 4.4

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week



Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Simone Haughey,  
Languages specialist
Previously a generalist Primary teacher for 12 years, Simone now specialises in Languages. She is MFL Consultant and Languages Teacher at Robin Hood Primary. Her work with Mandarin Chinese led to the IoE Confucius Institute for Schools awarding her school with Confucius…
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