Lesson 5: French tourism

Using tourism vocabulary, children learn to analyse and identify grammatical features and to ask for clarification. Lesson can be readily adapted for other themes.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To analyse a text and identify key grammatical features.
  • To be able to ask for clarification using a range of phrases.

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, broaden vocabulary introduced into written material, including through using a dictionary, adapt phrases to write new sentences, how basic grammar differ or are similar to English.


KS2 Framework

  • KAL use knowledge or word order and sentence construction to support understanding of written text.
  • 3 use punctuation to make a sentence make sense.
  • 4 construct a small text.
  • LLS plan and prepare a writing task.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Pupils can gather information about their town, village or city online or at a local information centre. They could take their own photographs and gather leaflets.
  • The children could turn their writing into a script about their local area.

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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