Lesson 1: French directions to school

Describing the route to school and the places on the way

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To create a description of my route to school.

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding, seek clarification and help, broaden vocabulary including through using a dictionary, write phrases and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly.


KS2 Framework:

  • L6.3 Listen carefully to a model and reconstitute a sentence using text cards
  • O6.3 retell using familiar language a sequence of events.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Use the preposition phrases during the week, on the way to assembly or PE lessons for example, in order for the children to become more familiar with the phrases.
  • You may also want to watch the Link: “Pascal Plisson – On the road to school”  on VideoLink about how children from around the world go to school.


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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