Modern Foreign Language
At Harris Junior Academy Carshalton we believe that it is important that all children are given the opportunity to learn a foreign language. Our chosen language is French.
Our Academy is currently in its first year following the National Languages Strategy and focuses direct teaching of French in KS2 and informal. We are using the interactive programme Rigolo. Children are given opportunities to listen to a teacher, learn basic French vocabulary, songs and rhymes, and produce these sounds themselves to create phrases and sentences.
Learning in this way will improve their literacy skills and increase their intercultural understanding by seeing things from another’s perspective, giving them insight into the people and traditions of other cultures. We believe that this is essential when developing global citizens.