Lesson 3: French shops

Pupils learn the French words for some familiar shops, making use of the knowledge of cognates, play games to practise pronunciation and, to showcase their knowledge, create a triarama of two shops and the items that would be sold in them.

Learning objective

  • To say the names of French shops correctly

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

National curriculum links:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing


KS2 Framework

  • O4.2 Listen for specific words and phrases
  • O4.4 Ask and answer questions on several topics
  • L4.1 Match phrases and short sentences to pictures
  • Y3 KAL Recognise question forms and negatives

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Can the children find out how to say the names of other shops, for example, toy shops, pet shops, etc?
  • Children could find images of French shop fronts and sketch them onto A4 paper, which can then be displayed in a line to create a street of shops.
  • Play Hotter/Colder and or Splat.

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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