Lesson 1: Sports in French

Learning the names of some sports in French, how to say that you play a sport and how to express orally and in writing, an opinion about sports.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To express an opinion, orally and in writing, about sports and which sports are played

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Ask and answer questions
  • Express opinions and respond to those of others

 

KS2 Framework:

  • 6.1. Understand the main points and simple opinions
  • 6.4. Participate in simple conversations on familiar topics

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Watch sporting events with French commentary and ask what words the children can understand. On YouTube, you can slow down videos to make them easier to understand.
  • Continue to practise the new sentences during the week, by passing a ball around so that the child with the ball needs to say the sentence or each child says one word from the sentence to create a sentence as a team, for example:

Je

joue

au

basket

 

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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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