Lesson 4: Investigating climate in the French speaking world

Investigating climate data from the French-speaking world and recognising the language of comparison

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To use authentic materials to investigate climate data from the French-speaking world

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Respond to spoken/written language from authentic sources
  • Read carefully and show understanding of phrases

 KS2 Framework:

  • LLS Look and listen for visual and aural clues
  • IU5.2 Recognise similarities and differences between

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

The Meteo France Weather Forecast website has lots of potential for looking at current weather around the world and comparing climate data too. Allow time for children to research, or choose a French-speaking country each day to see what the weather is like.

Keep an eye on current affairs: hurricanes in Haiti, desertification in Egypt, Morocco, Algeria etc.

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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