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30/06/22

Year 5 had an amazing time at today. We learnt all about the history of the theatre and took part in a drama workshop based on The Scottish Play! (Macbeth!) 🎭 https://t.co/7qY3T7nd7M

29/06/22

Congratulations to our amazing mathematicians came 4th in the final of the maths challenge competition. Well done for all your hard work. https://t.co/LH1g1TnMwH

28/06/22

HJAC are extremely proud of this wonderful year 6 child who is a budding author. Zoe entered a young writing competition and now her writing has been published. https://t.co/1TmDiKHzPp

24/06/22

£181.50 profit from today. Thank you to everyone who purchased a cake or drink. We really hope you have enjoyed them. A big thank you to the PTA as well who organised.

24/06/22

HJAC ready for their PTA cake sale. https://t.co/8v5fUD3BqW

16/06/22

Year 5 and 6 keeping cool in the shade at break time. Stay safe everyone. https://t.co/H5FYyCrouF

15/06/22

Year 5 are carrying out a 'conscience alley', both sides are opposing. One side is trying to convince Macbeth to kill king Duncan, the other is trying to persuade him not to! https://t.co/LNuSWAUXgH

15/06/22

HJAC have made it through to 6 out of the 10 finals. Still going strong and running in them. We will be later than expected and will put on here when we leave.

15/06/22

HJAC are doing amazing at district sport. Our sportsmanship and encouragement is making us proud. https://t.co/1Dcx9yoxQc

13/06/22

Year 6 have created their own stencils and graffiti art inspired by Banksy. https://t.co/Lkuyk0a05r

10/06/22

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed creating art work using resources from the beach. Here are just a few, we will create displays in our school of our wonderful creations. https://t.co/dmpjppJzQy

10/06/22

Year 3 have arrived at Littlehampton and started their art creations based on Andy Goldsworthy. https://t.co/wyNbF9prIx

10/06/22

What a glorious way to start the day yesterday! Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed reading outside. At HJAC, we have a love for reading and make the most of the sunshine as well. https://t.co/6okKyNzbRC

10/06/22

What beautiful flowers HJAC gardening club have grown and nurtured. A lovely start to the day. https://t.co/LJL78VSd08

08/06/22

Year 5 have been working extremely hard to master measuring angles using a protractor. https://t.co/XDa5ILGX3y

08/06/22

Year 4 have been enjoying their new core text of Lion, the witch and the wardrobe. They have been focusing on developing their emotive language. https://t.co/k0DarhEXFL

07/06/22

Thank you to ⁦⁩ for the fantastic workshop you did with Morpurgo class this morning. The children were really grateful for their own copy of this amazing book. https://t.co/XSOZMO7zG9

07/06/22

We hope everyone enjoyed the half term break! The children got straight back into their learning yesterday. Here’s Y3 looking around their classroom guessing what Ancient Egyptian artefacts were and how they were used https://t.co/7XjdJegU1a

27/05/22

Everyone at HJAC had an amazing time celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. Our playground party and precession were great fun. https://t.co/mR2Aoaua4Y

26/05/22

Year 6 classes did circuits in PE today. They had different stations with different activities to practice a variety of skills. https://t.co/wDmoKvwN06

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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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