A friendly reminder that it is an Inset day at HPAM on Friday 11th October and school will not be open to any pupils.


Don't forget to come along to our Macmillan coffee morning today at 8:45 in our dance studio. Bring a cake to share and enjoy a coffee on us. We hope to see you there!


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Proud to announce two of our local primary schools – and William Morris Primary are working with to give children at these schools the chance to form their own band and learn to play music together. Big Thank You to PHCC and Rocksteady for the funding!!


Remember that cars are no longer able to drive into Ivy Gardens during the Safety Zone consultation period. There is no access restrictions during the following times: 8.00 - 9.30am and 2.30 - 3.30pm For more information please see the Website


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A beautiful day at Harris Primary Merton ❤ well done everyone 🌹🌹


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We recently celebrated the official opening of our additional resource base sensory garden with staff, parents and governors. Thanks go to who provided us with a grant to allow to make our vision possible.


The parent winners!


The runners up


Next time don’t drop the ball Mr Dunn!


Today we had our teachers v parents rounders game!


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Huge congratulations to on achieving the Healthy Schools Silver Award


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Secondary trainees amazed by the depth of skills and knowledge demonstrated by children in Years 4 to 6 Looking forward to teaching Reading comprehension groups this afternoon


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Great skills developed with a real focus on collaborative learning with the iPad


Children finish school tomorrow at 1:30. Please remember to collect your child at this time.


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The amazing students continue to make outstanding progress through our Raising Self-Esteem Programme. We are all extremely grateful to for their continued support in enabling this crucial work to take place. Helping Young People Grow.


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Tyreses Egg Sheeran did well!


What an EGGcellent display of art we had from our children during our recent egg decorating competition. Well done to all participants and an extra well done to all of the winners.


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. Surprised.


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Today is ! Many thanks to and for coming to library this morning to deliver this fantastic session to school children from

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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 



Mon corps 

Les Animaux 

Ma famille 

Bon anniversaire 

Revision of all learnt subjects 


Quelle heure est-il? 

Les fetes 


On mange 

Le cirque 

Revision of all learnt subjects 


Salut Gustave 

à l'école 

La nourriture 

En ville  

En vacances 

Revision of all learnt subjects 


Chez moi 

Le weekend 

Les vêtements 

Ma journée 


Les transports 

Revision of all learnt subjects 

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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