Lesson 1: French money, numbers and prices

Pupils recap how to say large numbers in French and learn how prices are written and said

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To build numbers and prices confidently in French

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Read carefully and show understanding of words and phrases
  • Explore patterns of language
  • Communicate for practical purposes


KS2 Framework:

  • Recognise patterns in words and phrases (KAL)
  • Consider aspects of everyday life in other countries (IU5.1)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Use Euro coins for your maths starter activities.
  • Play ‘The price is right’ extension activity game using dice, number cards, or other random number generators.
  • Impress the rest of the school with your own performance of the big number song.
  • Research French supermarket chains – compare prices of goods in France/the UK.
  • Collect price labels from any shops they visit which now display labels in £ and €.

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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