Lesson 4: A galaxy guide in French

Continuing with making comparisions, children add justifications to their sentences about planets using 'because' to explain that a planet is hotter or colder because it is nearer or further away from the sun.

Learning objective

  • To read and build factually and grammatically accurate sentences

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand basic grammar and apply to build sentences
  • Write some words and phrases from memory


KS2 Framework:

  • Choose words and write them into a gapped text (L5.3)
  • Understand that the order of words in a sentence influences meaning (L5.2)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

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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