Lesson 4: Where is it in my French bedroom?

Children play games to practise using prepositions before writing sentences to describe where objects are in relation to each other in a bedroom.

Learning objective

  • To use prepositions to describe the positions of objects in the bedroom.

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
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • Present information orally to a range of audiences
  • Explore patterns of language through songs and link the sound of words, appreciate song in the language, describe things orally and in writing.

 

KS2 Framework:

  • Ask for repetition and clarification (LLS)
  • Agree or disagree with statements made about a spoken passage (O6.1)
  • Listen attentively, retell and discuss the main ideas (O6.1)
  • Understand the gist of spoken passages (song) containing descriptions (06.3).
  • Write sentences and apply most words correctly (L6.4).

 

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

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Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Create a wall display by cutting out or drawing pictures of things that might be in a bedroom and then writing sentences to describe their positions.
  • Get each of the children to make a blank die using link: ‘Printable Board Games – Printable blank die’ (optional), and write one preposition on each face of the die. On their own or in pairs or groups, the children throw the dice and make a sentence using the preposition ‘thrown’.  You could also do this exercise by writing the prepositions on strips of paper, which are then turned face down. Taking it in turns, the children pick up a strip and have to make the sentence with that preposition.

 

 

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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