Lesson 5: Planning my French holiday

Planning a holiday to France, pupils use their research skills to present information, describe places and things

Learning objective

  • To plan a holiday to France

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • To describe places and things in writing, present ideas to a range of audiences, develop ability to understand new words, read carefully and show understanding of words.


Keystone Framework:

IU 6.3 Present information about an aspect of culture and use ICT to present information.

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

  • Research different parts of France and have the children look at the types of holiday they could have there. You can use the internet but also get holiday brochures from your local travel agent. Try your local charity shops for travel guides also.
  • Why not ask the travel agent to come into school and give a talk about travelling to France?
  • Have the children explore different French holiday sites, and thinking where they would like to go, how they would get there, and what they would do once there.


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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