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27/05/22

The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related. https://t.co/98pgR2c7pb

23/05/22

Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term. https://t.co/lEOke73VV9

23/05/22

Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. https://t.co/qxjSVYynY9

19/05/22

HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/05/22

Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch. https://t.co/KmQkj5cJop https://t.co/5Hr3boPZIy

09/05/22

Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker

05/05/22

Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at https://t.co/5jIPxtE3I8 https://t.co/hYsGeSbuAq

31/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats! All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. https://t.co/0w0YfT9YLj

30/03/22

Key Stage 3 Survey for Years 7,8 and 9. It is important to us that we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. If you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Spring2 questionnaire. https://t.co/XSOMxrOt0c

28/03/22

Reminder. Year 7 parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

24/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day to raise some extra funds. All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

24/03/22

We would like to invite you to a parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

16/03/22

Y11 students were lucky to have a visit from the Principal of Newham Collegiate School, Mr Ismail. He spoke to our students about what it is like to study at a highly academic sixth form and what they should do to fully prepare in the run up to their GCSE exams. Thank you NCS! https://t.co/ksuMdOi0KN

28/02/22

The rescheduled GCSE artwork collection evening will now take place on Thursday 3rd March from 15:30 - 18:00. Please sign-in at reception upon arrival and remember to bring something to carry your sketchbooks home in.

08/02/22

Well done to Tianna, Tomas, Fiona, Daniel, Kierat and Alfie who were invited to hot chocolate with Mr Stananought and Mr Whitehead in recognition of their excellent behaviour and participation in school. https://t.co/rzS3arbKg8

07/02/22

See our website for details of our half term intervention programme for Year 11 https://t.co/bSaGtQF3wo

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Music

Where words fail… music speaks – Hans Christian Anderson

The Music department aims to broaden each student’s knowledge, appreciation and understanding of music with a view to developing their core music skills in performance, composition and appraising/listening.

Curriculum Journey MusicClick HERE to download our curriculum journey for Music.

We also aim to create an atmosphere that enables students to share their ideas in a clear, expressive way and enables them to grow as musicians no matter what their ability or previous experience of music.

Instrumental lessons

At Harris Academy Rainham we work very closely with our peripatetic staff to support the development of those learning a musical instrument. We are fortunate to work with Havering Music School and other peripatetic teachers who are excellent in their field, offering music tuition once a week on all instruments. We currently have students learning piano, vocals, strings, woodwind, drums and guitar (bass and acoustic). Please contact Ms Sees on E.Sees@Harrisrainham.org.uk if this is something that you are interested in.

Music clubs

We also offer a range of opportunites for music outside of the curriculum including:

  • Choir - available to all, Wednesday 8.20-8.50am
  • School production - period 4 on a Monday during autumn term
  • Practice time during lunchtimes and before/after school
  • Music theory - offered to those who express an interest
  • Regular concerts throughout the year

Year 7 & 8

Our Year 7 and 8 music lessons currently run on a 'carousel' which means that each child will receive Music for one term during Year 7 and one term during Year 8. Students begin in Year 7 by looking at the key elements and foundation blocks in music and explore them through the three main strands that are in every lesson delivered from Year 7 through to Year 11. Through these topics, students get a feel for the key ingredients that will lead them to experiencing a rich music curriculum and hopefully leading on to success later on in their school career.

Year 7

Year 8

The elements of music

Reggae and the sound of Bob Marley

Melody and chords (keyboard unit)

Cover versions

African drumming

Rap and political issues

Year 9

In Year 9 we focus on the three primary strands at the heart of GCSE which are performance, composition and listening/appraising. Through different topics we start to embed aural perception skills, develop theory knowledge and allow students to perfect their craft by ensuring that GCSE students receive an instrumental lesson on an instrument of their choice, funded by the school. All students are encouraged to take part in extra curricular groups, perform in concert settings and are regularly exposed to music of other cultures and traditions (both in school and outside). In Year 9 we allow students to develop valuable transferable skills such as self-confidence, concentration, creativity, evaluation and team work.

Topics covered

Brit pop

Baroque and classical traditions

Melody and chords (part 2)

Arts award

Music theory/appraising

 

Year 10 & 11

GCSE Music helps students to develop subject knowledge, understanding and skills, through listening to a variety of music, playing music and creating their own.

The course places a strong weighting on the practical aspects of music, with choices catering for a wide range of interests and abilities. This course assesses students' ability in the three key areas of performance, composition and appraising/listening which begin as far back as Year 7.

The course is taught over two years with four pieces of coursework weighting 60% of the overall mark and a listening paper which is waited the final 40%. Students will be required to learn and study two pieces in detail as well as answer questions on unfamiliar extracts and write musically in an extended piece.

Pieces studied (2018 onwards)

Coursework required

Eine Kleine Nacht Musik by Mozart

One solo and one ensemble piece (weighted 15% each)

Since You’ve Been Gone by Rainbow

One free composition and one set brief composition (weighted 15% each)

Students should be taking instrumental lessons throughout the whole time they are studying GCSE Music. The required standard is ABRSM Grade 3.

Documents

Curriculum Journey - Music 01st Sep 2021 Download