Lesson 2: Directions to places in a French town

Learning directional vocabulary and prepositional phrases

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Learning objective

  • To know the names of places in town and how to say them.
  • To position places in a town using prepositional phrases.
  • To begin to understand and speak directions.


National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding, engage in conversations, ask and answer questions, speak in sentences.


KS2 Framework

O6.3 Understand the gist of spoken passages, instructions

KAL – Devise questions for authentic use. LLS – Use previous knowledge to help understanding. LLS Reflect on techniques for memorising language.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week


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…
Find out more