Lesson 4: Writing songs and rehearsals in French

Using vocabulary and grammar from previous units in years 3 and 4, the children write individual verses for a group song and work in groups to write a group chorus, using French rhyming words.

Learning objective

  • To write a short, simple text, using familiar language

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly;


KS2 Framework

  • L4.4. Write simple words and phrases using a model and some words from memory

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

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Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Give children the opportunity to practise their songs in groups.
  • Prepare costumes and props for the final lesson.

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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