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French weather KS2 lesson plan – Learn weather vocabulary

Key Stage

KS2

Age

Years 3-6

Subjects

Quel temps fait-il? Learn meteorological vocabulary and use French prepositions and conjunctions in this KS2 French lesson.

Talking about the weather may seem like a very simple part of everyday life in the UK, but in MFL lessons this familiar subject matter provides children with a great opportunity to work on their spontaneous speaking skills.

As the lesson progresses, children will move from simple phrases to full-sentence constructions, extending them with conjunctions and describing location using prepositions. Above all, this lesson gives children a real purpose for speaking: the creation of a spoken TV weather report.

It could easily be adapted to suit languages other than French.

What they’ll learn

  • Use a variety of weather phrases in French and respond to the question quel temps fait-il?
  • Use prepositions to talk about the weather in different parts of France
  • Extend sentences with conjunctions
  • Speak more confidently in French through the creation of a weather report role play

This download contains

  • Full PDF lesson plan
  • Weather flashcards
  • ‘Trapdoor’ game worksheet

Ellie Chettle Cully is a qualified primary teacher and primary languages specialist. Follow her on Twitter at @eccmfl. Visit her website at myprimarylanguagesclassroom.com.

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