Lesson 2: French fruit market

Children are introduced to the names of fruits and use their understanding of different sounds in French to attempt to pronounce the new vocabulary

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To name different foods in French and notice patterns in sounds

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Improve accuracy of pronunciation and intonation
  • Listen attentively and show understanding by responding
  • Understand basic grammar (masculine/feminine nouns)

KS2 Framework:

  • Focus on correct pronunciation and intonation (O5.1)
  • Memorise and present a set of instructions/information (O5.4)
  • Practise new language with a friend (LLS)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Healthy eating – During the register, ask the children to tell you which healthy snack they have in their lunch box today (in French!)
  • Mangez cinq par jour – Use the new vocabulary to create ‘Five a day’ healthy eating posters for the classroom.
  • Still life art – Look at paintings of still life by French artist Paul Cézanne and ask the children to describe which fruits can be seen. They can try their own art in this style – and could develop this with dictionaries for new vocabulary.

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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