Lesson 4: The temperature in France

Using their language detective skills, the children learn numbers to 100 in multiples of ten, and then make statements about the weather in France, describing the temperature, cities and compass points.

Learning objective

  • To recognise written words of multiples of ten to 100 in French

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



KS2 Framework objectives:

  • Make links between spoken and written words (L4.2)
  • Listen for specific words and phrases (O4.2)
  • Listen and respond to simple rhymes, stories and songs (O3.1)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Play Bingo/Loto with numbers to 50 in fives.
  • Play Bingo/Loto with numbers 60 to 100 in fives.
  • Dice sums: Children work with a partner and take it in turns to roll a dice.

The first time they roll the dice, they multiply the number by 10,  so for example, if the first roll is a trois (three), the sum is trois par 10 égale trente (3 x 10 = 30).

The second time they roll the dice, they add the number onto the multiple of 10 from the first throw,  so for example, if the second roll is a sept (seven),  the sum is trente plus sept égale trente-sept (30 + 7 = 30).

  • Introduce the children to très (very) and assez (quite) and encourage them to use these words in a sentence. For example:

À [Lille] il fait très chaud – In [Lille] it is very hot.

À [Paris] il fait assez froid  – In [Paris] it is quite cold.

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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