Lesson 1: My French house

Practising listening and speaking skills through learning how to describe different types of house and the rooms in a house.

Learning objective

  • To describe houses in French

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, describe places in writing.


KS2 Framework:

  • Agree or disagree with statements made about a spoken passage (O 6.1).
  • Read and respond to a text (L 6.1).
  • Participate in simple conversations on familiar topics (0.6.4).
  • Write sentences using a model (L 6.4).




Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

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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