Lesson 6: The French go to the Olympic Games

Learning about the ancient and modern Olympic Games and writing the answers to a magazine interview article in French about taking part in an Olympic sport, using vocabulary and grammar from the unit.

Learning objective

  • I can write an interview article about the Olympic Games

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding; engage in conversations
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words


KS2 Framework

  • 1. Understand the main points and simple opinions, listen attentively, retell and discuss the main ideas
  • L 6.4. Write sentences on a range of topics using a model; apply most words correctly; construct a short text, eg: create a PowerPoint presentation to tell a story or give a description

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Print out the children’s interview writing and stick on the wall or make a magazine to exhibit them all the pieces.
  • The children could do some research into Olympic athletes and write further articles about real people.
  • Use sports day or other P.E. lessons to run a mini-school Olympics.
  • Research into the history of the Olympics.

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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