Lesson 4: French food chains

Children explore food chains, showing off their perfect French pronunciation when adapting phrases to create their own scientific statements

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To describe a food chain in French

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Develop ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material
  • Speak in sentences, using basic language structures


KS2 Framework:

  • Speak clearly and confidently (O3.3)
  • Practise new language with a friend (LLS)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Display your Activity: Animal Venn on the wall. Each day, introduce new creatures (using a dictionary) and decide where they will go.
  • Look at videos on Link: ‘BBC Bitesize KS2 – Food chains and habitats’ and get the children to describe animals as herbivores, omnivores or carnivores as well as saying what they eat in French.
  • Read the book,  ‘Bon Appetit M Lapin’, or see the Link:  ‘Bon Appetit M. Lapin’ on SafeShare.TV – it is a lovely French story book and includes some wonderful French ‘sound effects’ too.

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Belinda Dean,  
Languages specialist
Belinda is a French and Spanish teacher as well as a trainer for Network for Languages at Bath Spa University for the last seven years, delivering courses for teachers and PGCE students, and Expert Centre co-ordinator for the Global Learning…
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