French KS2: Morning routines

Ben is keen to practice and improve his French. He links up online with Ulysse in Marseille and follows his early morning routine.

We meet Ulysse when he is still asleep in bed.

He has forgotten that he has arranged to have a breakfast chat with Ben. Ulysse has overslept.

We then watch Ulysse as he eats breakfast, brushes his teeth and gets dressed.

He takes far too long to get ready and is easily distracted.

Ben takes the opportunity to practice telling the time in French.

Most days Ulysse catches the bus at a quarter to eight.

School starts at 8. 15. But it is now already 8.30.

Ulysse has missed the bus and is already late for school.

He jumps on his bike and cycles as fast as he can.

This clip is from the series Virtually There: France.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to support pronunciation by highlighting silent h in heure/heures. Highlight rising intonation in the question Quelle heure est-il?

You could play the game 'What’s the time Mr. Wolf?' with younger pupils, Quelle heure est-il Monsieur Loup to practise telling the time in French.

Ask pupils to describe their early morning routine.

What time do they get up? When do they have breakfast?

Curriculum Notes

These clips could be used for teaching French at KS2 in England, Foundation KS1,KS2 in Northern Ireland, KS2 and KS3 in Wales and 2nd Level in Scotland.

More from the series Virtually There: France

French KS2: Following directions
French KS2: How to introduce yourself
English KS2: Meet the family
French KS2: Favourite hobbies
French KS2: Shopping for food
French KS2: Masculine and Feminine body parts
French KS2: Clothes and colours
French KS2: Days of the week
French KS2: Painting together