Lesson 5: French food chain flips

Children get creative, making Food Chain Flips to describe food chains, showcasing their language skills and scientific knowledge

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To write a range of sentences in French to describe a food chain

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Adapt phrases to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing


KS2 Framework:

  • Identify and read simple words (L3.1)
  • Write simple, familiar words using a model (L3.3)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Design your own crazy food chains, showing what animals don’t eat.
  • Create a ‘Millionaire’ style quiz about some of the animals looked at in this topic.
  • Present your food chain flips in an assembly or share it with pupils in Year 2.

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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