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12/02/20

Our year 4 pupils blew parents away this afternoon with a musical extravaganza – the culmination of five weeks hard work learning a range of musical skills for different instruments. Inspirational! https://t.co/qJzptS4d6B

28/01/20

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Chinese New Year started with a bang last week as pupils took part in a fantastic dragon dance! Celebrations continue this week with a theatre company performance. https://t.co/6UbQ7X0xMS

28/01/20

Chinese New Year started with a bang last week as pupils took part in a fantastic dragon dance! Celebrations continue this week with a theatre company performance. https://t.co/6UbQ7X0xMS

16/01/20

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Year 4 pupils kick-started the new term getting to know their new musical instruments as they started work with the Bromley Youth Music Trust’s ‘Band on the Run’ initiative – watch this space for further updates! https://t.co/z8dcTbNhE3

15/01/20

Year 4 pupils kick-started the new term getting to know their new musical instruments as they started work with the Bromley Youth Music Trust’s ‘Band on the Run’ initiative – watch this space for further updates! https://t.co/z8dcTbNhE3

19/12/19

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Following on from fantastic performances earlier this week, Years 3,4, 5 and 6 wowed parents with a stunning concert around the Christmas tree in the playground after school yesterday. https://t.co/zFOLXSXfv2

19/12/19

Following on from fantastic performances earlier this week, Years 3,4, 5 and 6 wowed parents with a stunning concert around the Christmas tree in the playground after school yesterday. https://t.co/zFOLXSXfv2

13/12/19

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A superb performance to parents by pupils from years 1-6 at the end of term DanceFuzion Show – brilliant, choreographed dance moves! https://t.co/pxFiqVINGK

13/12/19

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Thank you from the HPACR School Council for a brilliant response to their appeal for old clothes & shoes to support the Salvation Army’s Recycle with Michael initiative: promoting recycling, raising money for charity and our academy! https://t.co/KBBBRg74UB

13/12/19

A superb performance to parents by pupils from years 1-6 at the end of term DanceFuzion Show – brilliant, choreographed dance moves! https://t.co/pxFiqVINGK

13/12/19

Thank you from the HPACR School Council for a brilliant response to their appeal for old clothes & shoes to support the Salvation Army’s Recycle with Michael initiative: promoting recycling, raising money for charity and our academy! https://t.co/KBBBRg74UB

13/12/19

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Use your recycling bag to bring any unwanted clothes and shoes to school by tomorrow and help us to; Promote Recycling, Raise money for the Salvation Army charity and Raise money for our academy. https://t.co/oTluakwwft

13/12/19

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12/12/19

Use your recycling bag to bring any unwanted clothes and shoes to school by tomorrow and help us to; Promote Recycling, Raise money for the Salvation Army charity and Raise money for our academy. https://t.co/oTluakwwft

11/12/19

Yesterday, we kicked off our new inter-house competition with the Year 4's competing in a tag rugby competition. The children really enjoyed themselves. The Year 5 and 6's will be competing today and tomorrow. https://t.co/QL7wk1acNZ

03/12/19

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Year 6 classes enjoyed a chilly outing to Crystal Palace Park to learn about the history of the Great Exhibition. Pupils kept warm by using bamboo to create the structure of the original building and learning all about the Victorian Empire. https://t.co/PAXKUAqeX7

03/12/19

We're working with Christmas Forest to promote their ongoing partnership with Tree Aid. Trees are planted in the drylands of Africa, helping provide a livelihood to some of the poorest communities on earth - over the last 12 years they have helped to grow 232,275 trees. https://t.co/FQnUOdXRNK

03/12/19

Year 6 classes enjoyed a chilly outing to Crystal Palace Park to learn about the history of the Great Exhibition. Pupils kept warm by using bamboo to create the structure of the original building and learning all about the Victorian Empire. https://t.co/PAXKUAqeX7

26/11/19

We raised over £300 for this year’s Children in Need campaign – THANK YOU for you support! https://t.co/FoIaZ5WVfp

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Music

The music curriculum is based on an approach derived by Zoltan Kodaly who was a pioneering Hungarian music educationalist. 

The ethos suggests that feeling the pulse, rhythm and pitch through repeated singing and movement, will naturally progress into an understanding of the theory. This will also feed into the skills needed to learn to play an instrument.  The overarching curriculum is divided into four sections:

  • Rhythm and Pulse
  • Pitch
  • Instrumental
  • Singing games

These are repeated in the same order from Reception up to Year 6 and are half-termly topics.  These units are then interspersed with topic based projects to link in with the whole school curriculum.  For example, in Year 1, children create ‘alien’ music using music technology to manipulate sounds to link in with their Space topic.  In Year 6, children study James Bond film music and compose their own sequence of music to a clip from Tom and Jerry.  In Year 3 children learn about song-writing skills to compose their own song about friendship.

In addition to the core units, children learn to sing and perform music from a wide range of cultures and genres. For example jazz, folk, classical, samba, African songs, European folk songs, pop, soul and gospel genres are all explored through performances and practical sessions throughout the year.The fantastic HPACR school choir have just had a hugely successful performance at the Christmas concert and will be taking part in many more events next year.  The HPACR school band consisting of drummer, flute, recorders, piano and percussion have also just performed at concert and will continue to refine their fantastic sound next term.  As of next year, HPACR will host instrument lessons in flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and piano within the school day.

 

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