Lesson 1: Directions for France

Children learn to recognise, read and respond to directional language

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To recognise, read and respond to directional language

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand and respond to spoken language
  • Develop accurate pronunciation


KS2 Framework:

  • KAL Develop accuracy in pronunciation and intonation
  • LLS Practise new language with a friend

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Use the compass points for directional games in PE.
  • As a class, make up a pirate rap or song about the points of the compass.
  • Design treasure maps, with directions in French for the pirate to find the hidden treasure.


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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