Lesson 5: French food - le menu

After reading and unpicking authentic French texts, children design and create their very own menus and take part in a food tasting activity

Learning Objectives

  • Asking and responding to full questions

  • Recognising that different texts (menus/recipes) will have the same conventions of style and layout

  • Using a range of strategies to understand an unfamiliar text

  • Role-playing a café conversation

  • Creating a French menu based on authentic texts

Lesson Plan

French menus and café conversations
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Teacher Video: French food - le menu

Presentation: Le menu


Activity: Le menu
Activity: Le café conversation
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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