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23/01/18

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Off to Academy this morning to deliver an assembly with on all things

16/01/18

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Brilliant sessions and today. Only week 2 and already some fantastic progress being made. Helping Young People Grow 💪🏻 https://t.co/bYycvAoViK

20/12/17

It was really great to have students at Priscilla Wakefield house this week, to perform for the residents.

20/12/17

Such a successful Winter Show last week - huge thank you to Ms O'Keeffe and the Performing Arts team for an outstanding production! https://t.co/jPOpaoEmBN

09/12/17

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Looking back on our visit to with our Year 10 students last week - a fantastic time had by all! https://t.co/rcGKOogeXv

07/12/17

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Tickets selling fast for this years Winter Concert. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/V47WpqADb3

07/12/17

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Great to be at today for the Post 16 event. Very much hope to see you at our forthcoming events. https://t.co/OouM5uCBhZ

05/12/17

Great speeches for our Student Parliament elections across the whole Academy last week! Well done to all! https://t.co/d0OAdFiH5e

05/12/17

Great to have our Road Safety theatre production for Year 7 today! https://t.co/sdKNXUuVL4

05/12/17

Tickets selling fast for this years Winter Concert. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/V47WpqADb3

05/12/17

Our teachers are running a marathon this December for . See the link below: https://t.co/WjRNVVDwY4 https://t.co/ulVy10w1sO

30/11/17

Thank-you to all those involved in the primary bake sale. We raised £130 for Children in need! https://t.co/lf69nkXAF6

30/11/17

Retweetd From Harris Tottenham Sixth Form

Great to be at tonight for the Post 16 evening. Great students! https://t.co/qmtvq7qtj1

30/11/17

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for the phonics workshop today in Primary.

23/11/17

Thanks to all who attended our Y10 intervention evening tonight - a helpful reminder of the journey ahead towards fantastic GCSE results!

23/11/17

Reminder: Academic Review Day is this Friday. Please make sure you have your appointment time with your child's tutor.

23/11/17

Thank you to those who attended our EYFS Open evening last night. Places available for September 2018.

23/11/17

Thank you to those who attended Open Evening last night. Applications now open online

23/11/17

We had a very special visitor last week! Looking forward to sharing photos soon! Thank you to all parents who attended

23/11/17

Great PSHE day on Friday. Thank you to for your support

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Performing Arts

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.’

Albert Einstein

MISSION STATEMENT:

At Harris Academy Tottenham, Performing Arts is currently taught once a week in a double lesson for year 7 and year 8. Students in year 9 and year 10 study the new BTEC course in performing arts: BTEC Tech in Performing Arts. The BTEC is taught acroos four lessons per week; year 9 have two double lessons and year 10 have one double lesson and two signle lessons. 

Performing Arts is also taught at Primary Level once a week. For the first time, year 3 are being taught Grade 1 RAD Ballet and they will be entered into their exam at the end of the year.

Students study the Performing Arts through a series of workshops and performance in order to develop their performing, compositinal and appreciation skills. Students develop social skills as well as improving their health as a result of studying Performing Arts. In particular, Dance increases cognitive acuity and integrates several brain functions simultaneously. Whilst Drama improves students' communicative-express ability which is the combained achievement in criteria such as consistency with theme, elaborated description, cohesion in structure, appropriateness of voice usage, and clarity of presentation in students' storytelling practice.

Staff

Ms C O'Keeffe - Faculty Leader for Arts (Dance and Drama specialist)

Ms M Gough - Subject Leader for Performing Arts

Mr R Upton - Teacher of Performing Arts

Key Stage 3

YEAR 7:

 Students will study the following units:

Term

Unit Title

Summary

Autumn 1

Introduction to Dance in Year 7

Students develop their skills as a competent choreographer of dance by experiencing a range of dance principles and devices to develop and create original dance material.

Autumn 2

Introduction to Dance in Year 7

This unit allows students to be introduced to the basic routines of the drama lesson and create original material. Students will also have an opportunity to perform in the Winter Concert.

Spring 1

Mask, Mime and Movement

Students will have the opportunity to use stories from other cultures, fairy tales or other genres to develop mask and movement interpretations.

Spring 2

American Dance

This unit will encourage students to be active through exploring a range of American dance styles such as  Waaking, House and Stepping.

Summer 1

Silent movies

This unit will introduce students to silent movies and the acting style of mime. Students will develop their group work skills and basic drama techniques through a performance of their own silent movie.

Summer 2

21st Century Fairytale

This unit will focus on consolidating the basic dance and drama skills and techniques explored by the students thus far. Students will develop their own ideas based on a stimulus

Assessment

Students will be assessed on their performing, compositional and apperciation skills in Performing Arts lessons.

YEAR 8:

 Students will study the following units:

 

Term

Unit Title

Summary

Autumn 1

Capoeira and Duologues

This unit will introduce students to Capoeira, a matial arts inspired dance style, and duologues.

Autumn 2

Graffiti

This unit will explore the use of graffiti as a stimulus. Students will learn a tag motif where physical skills such as such as coordination, control, extension, balance, musicality and accuracy of movement will be developed.

Spring 1

Blood Brothers

This unit will introduce students to script work. Students will develop their understanding of theme and relationships whilst studying the play, 'Blood Brothers'

Spring 2

Melodrama

This unit will introduce students to melodrama. Students will study a set play and will be expected to know and understand the characteristics and context of the piece.

Summer 1

Free Running

This unit will introduce students to free running.  Students will develop their skills as a choreographer of dance by exploring a range of dance principles (ASDR) and devices to develop and create original dance material based on the idea of parkour.

Summer 2

MTV Project

This unit will focus on consolidating the dance and drama skills and techniques explored by the students thus far. Students will develop their own ideas based on a stimulus.

Assessment

Students will be assessed on their performing, compositional and appreciation skills in Performing Arts lessons.

Key Stage 4

 In Year 9 and 10

Students will study the following units taken from the BTEC Tech Award:

Term

Unit Title

Summary

Autumn 1

BTEC: Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts – Intro to Dance

Students will explore and participate in workshops and classes to develop their knowledge and understanding of the interrelationships between processes, techniques and approaches that contribute to performance repertoire in work as part of a group to create a workshop performance in response to a given brief and stimulus. Students will be required to collaborate with others and demonstrate a combination of dance and drama techniques. They will be encouraged to rehearse, refine and amend their work in progress.

Summer 2

BTEC: Component 3: Performing to a Brief

This unit will act as a mock for the externally assessed assessment from Component 3. Students will be given the opportunity to work as part of a group to create a workshop performance in response to a given brief and stimulus. Students will be required to collaborate with others and demonstrate a combination of dance and drama techniques. They will be encouraged to rehearse, refine and amend their work in progress.

Extra Curricular

Students will have the opportunity to take part in a range of different extra-curricular clubs including, Hip Hop Dance Club and Drama Club, as well as performance opportunities and trips.

 

 

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