Lesson 5: French alien worlds

Children practise their listening skills and the comparative language they have learned in this unit to decipher descriptions of, and ask and answer questions about, alien planets.

Learning objective

  • To ask and answer questions and describe and compare planets

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Ask and answer questions
  • Present ideas and information orally


KS2 Framework:

  • Ask and answer questions (O5.1)
  • Agree and disagree with statements (O5.2)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

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Teacher knowledge - language notes

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Children design and display their own flashcards about a newly discovered planet to compile into a class guide. Then they choose a child each day to answer questions about their planet.
  • Read ‘Le Petit Prince’, an international best-selling book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Translated into over 300 languages and made into films and plays, it is the story of a boy who lands on Earth from another planet.

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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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