French weather and the water cycle

Learning a range of weather phrases, children make statements about the weather which they build upon to include compass points, temperatures and French cities, concluding the topic by learning about the water cycle

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Lesson 1: French weather phrases

Introducing weather phrases through symbols and mimes, practising vocabulary through games and using weather cards depicting winter accessories.


Lesson 2: French weather rap

Children consolidate their learning of weather phrases by playing the French version of 'Simon says...' using the mimes they learnt in Lesson 1 and perform a weather rap in small groups


Lesson 3: French compass points

Pupils learn the compass points and combine these with the weather phrases from Lessons 1 and 2 to make statements about what the weather is like, plotting the appropriate symbol, in the correct place, on a map of France


Lesson 4: The temperature in France

Using their detective skills to match multiples of ten to the corresponding French word, pupils make statements about the weather in France, describing the temperature, cities and compass points


Lesson 5: The French water cycle

Through a practical activity that explains the water cycle, children learn the cognates that describe the process then demonstrate their understanding by drawing and labelling a diagram of le cycle d'eau