Lesson 5: A letter about my French house

Pupils write a letter to describe a house, who lives there and what is in a bedroom, consolidating the vocabulary and grammar learnt in this unit.

Learning objective

  • To write a letter describing my home

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
  • Write some phrases from memory and adapt to create new sentences, understand basic grammar appropriate to language.


KS2 Framework:

  • Read and understand the main points and some detail from a short written passage (L6.1).
  • Read short texts for information (L6.2).
  • Construct a short text to give a description ( L6.4).
  • Use knowledge of text conventions to build short text ( KAL).

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

Have you got a link school in a French-speaking country? Find one here on this link: ‘Erasmus -E-Twinning’.

You can then send your letters describing the children’s houses and their bedrooms. The French school could either reply in French or English.

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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