Lesson 3: Describing my French room

Pupils are introduced to new vocabulary to describe items in their bedrooms as well as prepositions to describe where objects are

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To use prepositions to describe the position of items 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

 

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)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Have an object that you hide in different places around the classroom. Ask children to spot it and tell you where it is using prepositions.
  • Ask the children to create flashcards using card and coloured pencils or pens for items in the bedroom. Make sure they use the correct French spelling. Get the children to use these flashcards to test each other. You could also use the flashcards for a vocabulary display.
  • The children could draw a picture of their bedroom (real or imaginary) and label the items in it.

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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