Lesson 4: Seasons and dates in French

Using their recently learnt vocabulary for the months of the year and numbers one to 31, pupils carry out a class survey to find out the dates of their peers' birthdays and translate written dates from English to French

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To know and say the seasons in French
  • To listen to the date and write it down


National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Engage in conversation, ask and answer questions
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases


KS2 Framework

  • Read aloud words they use on a regular basis, eg: numbers, days, weather (L 4.3)
  • Write simple words and phrases using models and some words from memory (L 4.4)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Write the full date in French on the board and get one child to read it out each day so it becomes familiar and part of everyday language use.
  • Consider creating your own calendrier (calendar) for your classroom. Here is in example: ‘DIY Calendrier pour les enfants’


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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