Lesson 2: A French family tree

Children learn to name different members of the family tree and use the correct form of 'mon', 'ma' and 'mes'

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To be able to name different members of the family tree

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Present ideas and information orally
  • Improve accuracy of pronunciation


KS2 Framework:

  • Remember, retain and recall words and phrases (O5.4)
  • Develop accuracy in pronunciation (KAL)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Introducing the family

Watch the Link:  ‘BBC bitesize video -Lili presents her family’, where Lili presents her family to Ben. Notice the use of the words for ‘your’ – ‘ton’/ ‘ta’/ ‘tes’.

  • Family fruit salad

For your PE warm up, pupils sit in a circle with one child in the middle. Give each child a family member to be, for example,  mon oncle, ma mère, The child in the middle calls out a family member and everyone with that name has to run to a new space. The last person left goes into the middle.

  • Family web

Using the Activity: Family web, join words together oto make a sentence about a family member. The second page of the Activity gives an example. Use a different coloured pen for each sentence to create a ‘web’.

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Belinda Dean,  
Languages specialist
Belinda is a French and Spanish teacher as well as a trainer for Network for Languages at Bath Spa University for the last seven years, delivering courses for teachers and PGCE students, and Expert Centre co-ordinator for the Global Learning…
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