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22/04/18

Thank-you to animal workshops for a fantastic afternoon earlier this week! We loved meeting all the animals!

18/04/18

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Students from The Harris Experience visited University of Cambridge Gonville & Caius College today for some taster lectures amd a tour of the campus. https://t.co/IWJOs13SrY

29/03/18

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Video which was created for the purpose of the spelling bee. Such a great feeling when you enthuse and encourage students through this event.Proud to be part of this experience https://t.co/KC3gc9mdrk

23/03/18

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Welcome to everyone from for tonight's Advance Project performance. A sneak peek from inside the rehearsal room https://t.co/kPfxhO7AQp

14/03/18

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A big thank you to the parents that attended the ‘Positive Me’ programme meeting yesterday. It was great to share the progress that is being made and discuss ways in which we can continue to support the children to the best of our ability. https://t.co/yw0ibVhxsU

07/03/18

Wow! Such wonderful celebrations for World Book Day! Well done to our Primary children for your amazing costumes this week!

05/03/18

Primary Students: We cannot wait to see your World Book Day Costumes!

05/03/18

We look forward to welcoming all students back to the Academy today (5th March) at 8.20am. Business as usual!

02/03/18

The Academy is partially closed today due to adverse weather conditions. We are closed to all students except Year 12/13. Please see website

01/03/18

The Academy will be closed today (1st March) due to adverse weather conditions.

28/02/18

The Academy is open as usual today.

07/02/18

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An amazing first session with the wonderful Year 2 children . We explored the importance of kind and positive behaviour as part of our ‘Positive Me’ programme. Some lovely feedback from the children. Looking forward to our next session already. https://t.co/7lnNJCdEUF

24/01/18

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We are looking for an MFL Lead Practitioner . Apply now https://t.co/vQ6dK0Zaz0 https://t.co/C9jveKeeVV

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

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.

Music

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”

Plato

At the heart of the Music Department here at Harris Academy Tottenham is the belief that ‘Music is for Everyone’.

Our Music courses have been uniquely designed to offer every student the opportunity to find and develop their individual musical talents to the full. The students will work on a wide range of exciting activities that will ensure they develop into well-rounded young musicians equipped for music making in the 21st Century.

Staff

Ms M Gough - Subject Leader for Performing Arts

Mr S Howes - Teacher of Music

 

Key Stage 3

In KS3 students will study the traditional music components of Performance, Listening, and Composition through a practical performance based approach that covers a broad range of styles. 

Students receive 2 classroom Music lessons per week (a double lesson) in Year 7 and 8.

YEAR 7

The unit focuses for this year are detailed below. Further details can be obtained from Mr. Kwan.

 

 

Term

Unit Title

Overview

Autumn 1

Understanding Rhythm

 

Introduction to rhythm – rhythm games, clapping polyphonic rhythms. Looking at pulse and tempo, timbre, dynamics and texture.

 

Autumn 2

Melody and chords

Introduction to keyboard – layout, hand position and reading simple stepwise melodies. Developing two handed skills and reading abilities.

Spring 1

Song writing and instrumental  performance skills

Applying existing knowledge of chords and diatonic harmony to create a song and perform their composition.

Spring 2

 

Composing a melody on the piano

 

Individual composition on a melody that they perform on the keyboard. Exploring harmony, sounds and texture.

Summer 1

Band skills 

Exploring the history of popular music looking at rap and soul music. Combining classroom instrumental skills to perform as an ensemble.

Summer 2

 Final performance

 

Personal performance project allowing students to combine and demonstrate the skills developed over the course of Year 7.

 

YEAR 8

The unit and work is designed to expand on the musical knowledge that student learnt in year seven. This will ensure that students have a firm grasp of the fundamental music skills and are prepared for the GCSE through performing, composing and listening to a variety of styles of music.

 

Term

Unit Title

Overview

Autumn 1

Understanding Rhythm within Jazz Music

Introduction to rhythm and syncopated jazz rhythms and salsa. Which includes ragtime, blues, improvisation and polyphonic rhythms.

 

Autumn 2

      Popular music

Students will learn about popular music and music in the charts and perform various popular music songs.

Spring 1

Song writing and instrumental  performance skills

Applying existing knowledge of chords and diatonic harmony to create a song and perform their extended composition which students perform themselves

Spring 2

 

Composing a melody on the piano

Individual composition on a melody that they perform on the keyboard. Exploring harmony, sounds and texture. Are students able to respond to visual stimulus to create audio

 

Summer 1

 

Composing a melody

 

Individual composition on a melody that they perform on the keyboard. Exploring harmony, sounds and texture. Are students able to respond to visual stimulus to create audio

Summer 2

Ensemble skills and group work

 

A recap of the skills and pieces learnt this year, ending with a melody of songs performed in groups.

 

Extra Curricular

Vocal Group

Band Group

Keyboard Club

 

Details found on enrichment page

Useful Resources

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

http://www.dsokids.com/                   

http://www.incredibox.com/                

http://www.buttonbass.com/

ABRSM

RCO

Trinity College of Music

Music Matters

Independent Learning Resources

ILT Tasks: ILT tasks are linked to the area of study. Students are regularly asked to research music, instruments and composers that accompany the topic they are studying. A strong emphasis is placed on developing listening and literacy skills, developing knowledge and application of musical vocabulary. Students are encouraged to regularly practice the work completed in class as part of their independent learning responsibility.