Lesson 4: French food

To increase children's repertoire of food related vocabulary, they find out for themselves the words that they want to say

Learning objective

  • To work out the meaning of unfamiliar words.

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • The children could create a display of French foods using salt dough or air drying clay and paint them to make them look more realistic.
  • Create a table setting for a café corner in the classroom and allow the children to practise ordering French food and drink.
  • Practise the café conversation during the week ready for the next lesson.


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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