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

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To learn a weather rap

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words


KS2 Framework objectives:

  • Learn and say several sentences on a topic (O4.1)
  • Listen for sounds, rhyme and rhythm (O4.3)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

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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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