Lesson 3: French footballers - where do they come from?

Children explore words and phrases to say from which place or country a person comes from

Learning objective

  • To use words and phrases to say from which place or country a person comes from

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation, so when reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases, others can understand.
  • Broaden vocabulary range and develop ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through use of a dictionary.


KS2 Framework:

  • Language Learning Strategies. Practise new language with a friend and outside the classroom. Compare and reflect on techniques for memorising language.

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 resources on link: ‘Arsenal Double Club’
  • Contact your local football team and see if they have French players who might be willing to visit your French lessons
  • Play the Marquer un but game during the week

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Simone Haughey,  
Languages specialist
Previously a generalist Primary teacher for 12 years, Simone now specialises in Languages. She is MFL Consultant and Languages Teacher at Robin Hood Primary. Her work with Mandarin Chinese led to the IoE Confucius Institute for Schools awarding her school with Confucius…
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