Lesson 1: French money, numbers and prices

Pupils recap numbers 1-20 and then tackle the big numbers to one-hundred and beyond, learning how the numbers are built in French and then practise their skills with some prices in Euro.

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

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Teacher knowledge - language points

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Use Euro coins for your maths starter activities.
  • Practice building really big numbers, using dice or a random number generator to create random large numbers
  • Teach the children about Euros and prices using the presentation at the end of the Main event.
  • 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 that 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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