❤️ Tomorrow is our PTA Valentines Cake Sale. ❤️ We are asking any student who wears red to school tomorrow to bring a cake for the bake sale. ❤️


Reminder to all parents that we will be closed to all students on Friday 14th February for our Federation inset day. All children return after half term on Monday 24th February at 8:40am


Can't find a school letter? You can find them all here Remember we are going paperless soon!


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Our Year 7 girls played a federation league game at home against Harris Academy Peckham last week. The girls played a fantastic game winning 7-0 with Tianna Reader scoring all 7 goals. Well played girls!


We will be holding a meeting for our upcoming Kingswood residential trip for parents and carers, to find out information about the trip and to ask any questions you may have. Tuesday 11th February at 5:30pm. We look forward to seeing you all there.


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The first session of 2020 taking place! A group of local school children have been buddied up with our and students for a fun day of baking and music.


Please remember that school closes on Friday 20th December at 13:30 for all children. The staff at Harris Primary Merton wish all our families a lovely break and we will see all our students when they return on 7th January 2020.


It was our annual Christmas dinner today. Thanks to all the elves who helped.


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Brilliant afternoon for me. Thank you for hosting me in their ARP, and to SaLT, Verity Woodfield for letting me shadow her work. 👍


Amazing singing year 6!


Amazing singing from year 5! Well done everyone.


Year 5 rocking around the Christmas tree 🎄


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Well done to all the children who sang in the year 3 and 4 performance this evening. Thankyou to all the adults who came to support them.


Well done to all our year 3 and 4 children who sang in their Christmas Performance tonight.


Our amazing reception children celebrating during their Christmas performance.


Fantastic singing from our KS1 children.


Well done to KS1 for their amazing performance of “Whoops a daisy angel”.


Remember that it is ‘Autumn Dress-Up Day at HPAM this Friday (1st November). Children can come to school dressed in a seasonal costume or a favourite character.

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Modern Foreign Languages

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy 
Learning a foreign language provides an opening in to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries. 

What does MFL look like at HPAM Overview: 

At Harris Primary Merton our chosen language is French, which is taught weekly. We follow the units from the Rigolo framework, where in Key Stage 2 we focus on developing children’s French speaking, reading and writing skills. Children progress through the year groups focusing on different topics and skills such as: greeting, daily routines, number and personal attributes. Children can ask and answer topic related questions and eventually move onto conversational French. They are eventually able to express opinions with fluency and perform short narratives.  

When beginning a new topic, the lessons will typically start with a couple of oral based lessons where the children can listen, understand and repeat phrases with correct pronunciation. This helps children to be able to use words and phrases in correct contexts. The lessons will then follow on with activities where children can use and practise the new vocabulary in certain contexts, for example role playing a café setting where children can use the vocabulary they have recently learnt about food. Towards the end of the topic the focus of the lessons will be more written based where the children will have the opportunity to put spellings with certain sounds. Every child has a different way of learning so by using auditory, visual and kinaesthetic techniques with each topic this enables each child to learn the language.  

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Greetings, Names and Numbers

Classroom Instructions and Vocabulary

Animals and Grammar

Colours and Grammar

The Hungry Caterpillar

Role Playing


Classroom Vocabulary and Revision 

Celebrations and Events

Shapes and Descriptions

Parts of the Body

Family Members

Facial Descriptions


Questions and Time

Food and Opinions

Sports and Opinions

Sports and Opinions

Musical Instruments and Music

Likes and Dislikes - Music




Where we live

Poetry and Festivals

Conversation and Revision

Conversation and Revision

Evidence and Assessment 


Evidence is dependent on the type of lesson being provided. An oral and kinaesthetic (role play) lesson will typically have a photo taken of a group activity with a clear teacher or pupil voiced explanation as to what the children have been learning. Before each new topic, there will be a vocabulary sheet, so teachers know what they are assessing the children on. Written lessons will include worksheets for children to complete or written work on whiteboard. Each week, the children’s work will be evidenced through samples of work, pictures, people voice and teacher comments in celebration books. This will help us to inform us of what we need to reteach and improve for future lessons. Teachers will assess children for MFL using the attainment targets taken from Rigolo ks2 mapping grid, where children will be graded on their competence on their yearly objectives.  


Children will be assessed at the end of each subject by completing a short quiz which will test the children’s knowledge of what they have understood. This helps to inform the teachers of the areas which need further work and other areas which can be improved so the children can make the maximum progress and gain a more rounded understanding.  



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