Lesson 3: France - Ready to go!

Learning the verb 'aller' (to go) and how to conjugate in the present tense. Using the correct preposition with 'aller' to be able to express going to a country

Learning objective

  • I can conjugate the verb ‘to go’ and say I or someone else is going to a country

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words.
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied; the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language.


KS2 Framework:

  • L 6.3. Match sound to sentences and paragraphs, listen carefully to a model, eg: a video recording, recorded story or song, and re-constitute a sentence or paragraph using text cards.


Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Test the children on which countries are masculine/feminine using this link: ‘BBC Bitesize -French – Countries’
  • Get the children to revise the sentences they have learnt so far about sports and countries.

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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