Lesson 2: French in the near future

Consolidating understanding of the near future tense with aller - to go plus the infinitive, practising distinguishing between present and near future tenses, and building sentences using both tenses.

Learning objective

  • To identify present and future tense using aller – to go.

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Read and show understanding of words, speak in sentences, understand basic grammar and patterns of language.


KS2 Framework:

  • O 6.1 Agree or disagree with statements made about a spoken passage.
  • L6.1 Give true or false responses to statement about a written passage.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

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Teacher knowledge - language notes

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

Recap the vocabulary from the following units to support pupils’ reading comprehension for the next lesson:


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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