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13/05/22

Year 6 trip to the cinema to celebrate their hard work! 📺 🍿 https://t.co/CWUgA1e04k

12/05/22

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! https://t.co/XkEEZbbK9H

10/05/22

SATs breakfast in full swing for day 2! Best of luck to our wonderful Year 6 cohort for their reading paper today! 🤩 https://t.co/vox4b7Zoey

05/05/22

Watch out O2…HJAC have arrived!! Young Voices are there rehearsing for their performance this evening. 🎤 🎶 Good luck 😄 https://t.co/vVzvbe3vmQ

29/04/22

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. https://t.co/RHf6Va2w0y

31/03/22

Top table at HJAC today! Joined by Mr Britt for lunch! https://t.co/gmv2EECmns

22/03/22

Today, Year 4 discovered how Romans changed our homes in history! https://t.co/enKwRVPkMj

18/03/22

Congratulations to HJAC’s Star of the Week. You have all worked extremely hard. https://t.co/QWo2iAwkVu

18/03/22

Congratulations to our brilliant year 6 children who took part in Top of the Form this week. We are very proud of you. https://t.co/Z3lWw6ztB4

18/03/22

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

18/03/22

Top Table Thursday! Our wonderful nominees enjoyed their lunch with Mrs Utting yesterday. Keep up the great work 😊 https://t.co/dmAVdOuDYD

18/03/22

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

17/03/22

In Y4, the children have been investigating which materials conduct electricity. Check out their circuits. 💡 https://t.co/D7uRAgsnil

16/03/22

Gardening club have been busy making tiles to create a collage to display. Can’t wait to see it put together! https://t.co/L4vGZ9rAkr

11/03/22

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. https://t.co/S8YC1GVGBi

11/03/22

Congratulations to our stars of the week. They should all be very proud of everything they have achieved. Keep up the great work! https://t.co/C1oyc92ceF

10/03/22

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 https://t.co/x08oZO68Io

10/03/22

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. https://t.co/L93gVWnQU0

04/03/22

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. https://t.co/mMFr4zJYOA

03/03/22

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! https://t.co/9NbPXf9HcF

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Music

All pupils participate in weekly music lessons and have the opportunity to perform throughout the year in front of their peers and parents in the Christmas Carol Services, class assemblies and end of year performance. Year 4, 5 and 6 children can also join our choir who perform at the O2 in the national event called Young Voices.

 

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy 

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.  

Music teaching at Harris Junior Academy Carshalton ensures that all pupils perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians. They have the opportunity to learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence. Children should understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.  

 

Implementation: What does Music look like at HJAC?

Overview: 

From Year 3 to Year 6, music learning builds and progresses by becoming more proficient in using a wider range of instruments and instrumental techniques. Children increase their musical vocabulary throughout the range of different technical skills as well as the difficulty in the variety of pitches found in different songs. Within each year group, the learning follows a systematic approach; children learn to replicate and repeat what they hear before moving on to composing their own music and then create improvisations around their ideas once they have developed the first two skills. At HJAC, we use Charanga to support teachers with planning and resourcing. We use this because it provides teachers with relevant training programmes to develop their own subject knowledge. Charanga is an interactive online resource, which enables children to sing and perform together in a group. To develop teachers’ subject knowledge, subject leaders deliver termly CPD, as well as supporting with, and providing feedback on, half-termly planning for music. The subject leader themselves attends half-termly training as part of a small cluster group of schools, meeting with other leaders of music – these are all led by experts in the subject, and provide an opportunity to share good practise.  

 

Impact: Evidence and Assessment 
We expect children to show evidence of building on their prior knowledge and skills each year and for this to be clearly evident in their learning across the school. Evidence of progression in music is recorded each term by the class teacher. Children are given the opportunity to demonstrate their learned skills by performing in front of others in a class or performance setting. It is important for children to have the experience of performing in front of a large group. 

Our teachers rely on a range of assessment tools to provide data on the knowledge and skills pupils have, their progress and their development points 

This includes:

  • assessment for learning 

  • challenge tasks 

  • enquiry tasks

  • standards of learning in books

  • end of unit questions and quizzing

  • pupil voice

 

 

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