Lesson 3: Treasures of the French speaking world

Broadening cultural understanding by exploring in more detail some French-speaking countries, the children read short sentences, matched with pictures and ask questions and make statements using , 'il y a...' to uncover which landscape and cultural treasure cards belong to a named country and which is the odd one out.

Learning objective

  • To identify features of countries in the French-speaking world

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Present ideas and information orally
  • Opening to other cultures, deeper understanding of the world


KS2 Framework:

  • O5.2 Agree and disagree with statements
  • IU5.2 Identify geographical features of contrasting locality

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Use the picture cards to add to a display. Get the children to investigate other features of the countries and add them to the display.
  • Islands – in an outside space or hall use mats or hoops to represent different continents. Challenge the children to lay out the hoops themselves. You then call out one of the French speaking countries and the children have to run to the hoop.

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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