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17/09/21

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please share with your parents. Our newsletter is now electronic, so parents can open this easily on their phone. Link to September issue is below, including news, photos, and upcoming Open Evening and Open Mornings for Year 6. https://t.co/Zs3udwKvW8

16/09/21

We've popped all the Merton Secondary school information on our school website so its easy to find. There are lots of open days for our Year 6 parents to visit to help them become familiar with our local secondaries. https://t.co/QmxTUwsmAP

14/09/21

We will be hosting our first school tour for prospective parents. Tuesday 28th September at 4:00pm.

13/09/21

class created profiles about their author! https://t.co/NE2Kw6l7Lt

13/09/21

class shared their inner poet by writing their own. https://t.co/tEib2lQMab

11/09/21

class wrote letters for their author. I’m not sure we have room for all the children’s dæmons!! https://t.co/kf6CP9nQyl

11/09/21

They will be very excited to know you have seen it! You’re always welcome to visit, just let us know when an we’ll pop the kettle on :)

11/09/21

Our Y2 children have chosen their favourite book for their classroom display. https://t.co/tnKidxzY0Z

11/09/21

One of our Y1 classes went on a journey of books. https://t.co/QObgfFbXKb

11/09/21

Our new Reception classes and learned all about their authors this week. We can’t wait to watch their love of reading grow. 📚 https://t.co/KdGGMDv24K

10/09/21

We can’t wait to bring this to HPAM soon! https://t.co/uo3z9yO0wE

10/09/21

Our Resource Base children are launching their class names into space! https://t.co/UNgfBhkTOG

10/09/21

You’re always welcome to pop in to chat to them about it further. I’m sure they’d love to hear more about your book and where you got the ideas from.

10/09/21

class celebrated some of our favourite books! I wonder if Miss V still has the photo of the leadership team dressed as crayons! https://t.co/7vX4WrIIZm

10/09/21

class celebrated their favourite book https://t.co/Q68g2QcUtO

10/09/21

class have celebrated all his books! https://t.co/RqxxeNXgt9

10/09/21

class have written to about their concerns around support for refugees in the Uk. https://t.co/WcgSb1y6rm

10/09/21

We got factual about in his class! His books have been part of our curriculum for a long time! https://t.co/rZ5mqfApcR

10/09/21

class have been writing letters to the author! Maybe we should send him a few! https://t.co/5Fa5flDl8w

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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. 

 Implementation:  
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

3

Greetings, Names and Numbers

Classroom Instructions and Vocabulary

Animals and Grammar

Colours and Grammar

The Hungry Caterpillar

Role Playing

4

Classroom Vocabulary and Revision 

Celebrations and Events

Shapes and Descriptions

Parts of the Body

Family Members

Facial Descriptions

5

Questions and Time

Food and Opinions

Sports and Opinions

Sports and Opinions

Musical Instruments and Music

Likes and Dislikes - Music

6

Weather

Geography

Where we live

Poetry and Festivals

Conversation and Revision

Conversation and Revision

 
Impact 
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.  

Assessment 

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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