Lesson 2: My French house and family

Revising possessive adjectives and the rules for adjectival agreement, pupils combine their existing vocabulary knowledge of family members with their new vocabulary knowledge of house types and rooms in houses to write a short piece describing a house and who lives in it.

Learning objective

  • To write a description of a house in French.

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary and basic language structures, key features of the language to build sentences, broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words.
  • Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and link the meaning of words.


KS2 Framework:

  • Understand the main points of a passage, describe from their own experience in an audible voice. (O6.1)
  • Use knowledge of words, text and structure to build simple spoken and written passages. (KAL)
  • Construct a short text. (L6.4)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Continue to revise family vocabulary by displaying the words in the classroom.
  • Watch and learn part of the rhyme on the link: ‘My House Rhyme’ on VideoLink and create, individually or as a class, a story map to show understanding.
  • Hand out the Activity: Habiter conjugation matching and get the children to cut up the pronouns and conjugations and match the colours. If you want to challenge pupils,  print them in black and white so they can’t just match up the colours. Watch out for the silent ‘h’!


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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