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Year 6 trip to the cinema to celebrate their hard work! 📺 🍿


And we are DONE! 🥳 We couldn’t be more proud of our Year 6. They have worked incredibly hard. Well done each and every one of you!


SATs breakfast in full swing for day 2! Best of luck to our wonderful Year 6 cohort for their reading paper today! 🤩


Watch out O2…HJAC have arrived!! Young Voices are there rehearsing for their performance this evening. 🎤 🎶 Good luck 😄


Thank you for all the support and money raised for our outrageously orange day in aid of It was great to see a sea of orange.


Top table at HJAC today! Joined by Mr Britt for lunch!


Today, Year 4 discovered how Romans changed our homes in history!


Congratulations to HJAC’s Star of the Week. You have all worked extremely hard.


Congratulations to our brilliant year 6 children who took part in Top of the Form this week. We are very proud of you.


Tag us with your Red Nose Day outfits if you share them!


Top Table Thursday! Our wonderful nominees enjoyed their lunch with Mrs Utting yesterday. Keep up the great work 😊


Don’t forgot that today is Red Nose Day and the theme is superheroes! We can’t wait to see all your costumes!


In Y4, the children have been investigating which materials conduct electricity. Check out their circuits. 💡


Gardening club have been busy making tiles to create a collage to display. Can’t wait to see it put together!


Let’s also give a shout out to the ‘Top Table’ this week. They are nominated by adults over the week for showing kindness to others and being helpful around the school.


Congratulations to our stars of the week. They should all be very proud of everything they have achieved. Keep up the great work!


Year 5 have been enjoying making prints in arts this week! They used rollers to apply ink to polystyrene tiles and then made prints using contrasting colours. #hjac


Year 6 have been creating nets to make 3D shapes this week! This has really helped with recognising 3D shapes from their nets and identifying the number of faces, edges and vertices.


Congratulations to our amazing stars of the week. Well done to everyone for their fantastic reading achievements as they are working their way through reading the rainbow.


Just a couple of snaps from World Book Day at HJAC! Another year of fantastic costumes. Can you work out who all the characters are? Look out for some more pictures tomorrow!

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Modern Foreign Language


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 HJAC?


At Harris Junior Academy Carshalton our chosen language is French, which is taught weekly. We follow the units from the Rigolo framework, where 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.   


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