Languages: Upper Key Stage 2 French

Lesson plans and teacher videos to instil confidence in your teaching of French

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We aim to instil a love of language learning within children, encouraging them to be languages detectives, working to decode new vocabulary. Our topics feature a mixture of speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, language learning strategies and cultural references. Each lesson is supported by our unique teacher videos, demonstrating pronunciation and key teaching techniques for effective language learning.

Year 5

5 lessons
French monster pets
French animal vocabulary and adjective forms
5 lessons
French space explorers
This topic transports children into Space, developing their scientific vocabulary as well as their grammar. Links can be made with English as they use figurative language and develop their sentence structure by adding adjectives, making comparisons and also our KS2 computing topic on space
5 lessons
Shopping in France
Through games, stories and role-play, pupils develop vocabulary that they could use on a trip to France, as well as building their understanding of sentence structures, questions and phrases. They also develop their language detective skills when faced with an entirely unfamiliar text
5 lessons
French speaking world
Pupils learn to give and follow directions in French and to use comparative language, which they practise as they explore different French speaking countries
5 lessons
Verbs in a French week
Pupils learn the verbs ‘avoir’ and ‘être’, identify the infinitive and other forms of verbs, and learn to use the correct verb ending for different subject pronouns, whilst recognising that some verbs are irregular
5 lessons
Meet my French family
Preparing a short written presentation to describe family members and their preferences, using the correct form of mon, ma and mes, and making sure of adjectival agreement.

Year 6

6 lessons
French sport and the Olympics
Pupils learn to conjugate the verb 'aller'- to go and which preposition to use to express going to a country. They learn sports vocabulary, how to express preferences and expand their knowledge of country names. They develop their cultural knowledge of Pétanque, the Tour de France and the Olympics and consolidate their learning by writing a magazine article about participating in the Olympic Games.
5 lessons
French football champions
Pupils develop many important strategies in this football themed topic, which they can use in their future learning of other languages and subjects. Children develop their speaking and listening skills; asking and responding to questions about football as well as working on their written French by adapting football player profiles.
5 lessons
In my French house
Pupils learn how to describe a house, the different rooms and who lives there. They also learn about prepositions to explain where items are arranged in their bedrooms and consolidate the grammar and vocabulary they have learned by writing a letter to describe their family, home and bedroom.
5 lessons
Planning a French holiday
The children learn to use a combination of present and near future tenses, and become familiar with holiday related vocabulary around packing a suitcase and planning a journey. They explore which countries they might visit and why and ultimately research and plan a holiday to France.
5 lessons
Visiting a town in France
In learning directional and transport vocabulary and prepositional phrases, the children explore their journey to school and what places in town are worth a visit and why. They practise giving opinions and talk about a trip to France.

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