Modern Foreign Languages
French is our chosen modern foreign language for teaching at Harris Primary Academy Merton. In line with statutory guidance, French is taught in Key Stage 2, but we also encourage Key Stage 1 to use simple French words and songs to introduce them to a new language. Through this teaching children are provided with a building point for languages in secondary school.
We teach French on a weekly basis and we encourage children to use the language throughout the week in other elements of teaching and learning. This gives the children a positive attitude towards learning a new language and developing an understanding of different cultures.
The program used in Key Stage 2 is ‘Rigolo’, which is a scheme of work that enables children to: hear French being spoken fluently; practice their skills through roleplay and engage in interactive activities. As they progress through Key Stage 2, children are encouraged to begin writing more fluently in French, as well as developing their spoken vocabulary.
For more information please download HPAM's French overview below.