French food and drink – Medium-term plan and standalone lesson

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Standalone PDF lesson plan and PDF medium-term plan with resources

Key Stage



Years 3-6


French food and drink standalone lesson

This French food and drink lesson plan for KS2 capitalises on the endless appeal of food and drink in teaching basic vocabulary for ordering snacks and beverages.

You can easily create an authentic pavement café through the addition of tablecloths, aprons and tea towels, allowing pupils to show off their dramatic talents as well as their French.

Café culture in mainland Europe plays a more important role in people’s lives than it does in Britain, and this is worth pointing out to children.

Learning objectives

  • Learn the names of 10 foods and drinks
  • Understand how French money is different from English money
  • Experience what it’s like to visit a French café

French food and drink medium term plan

Use this six-lesson plan and the accompanying worksheets to explore food and drink in KS2 French (or whatever modern foreign language you’re teaching).

The topic of food and drink is great for motivating children, as well as encouraging them to think about healthy eating.

It can be pretty low-prep if you use actual food and drink items as a change to showing a PowerPoint, and you might want to hand out some of the goodies as rewards.

The examples in this plan are given in French, but the activities for this unit can be done in any language. 

Dr Amanda Barton is a freelance writer, educational consultant and teacher trainer, and the co-author of Teaching Primary French and Teaching Primary Spanish.

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French food and drink – Medium-term plan and standalone lesson

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