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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising 4 secondary and 6 primary phase schools. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Music

Why we study Music
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We ain to engage and inspire students to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As students 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.

Our Aim
The Music Department aims to develop students’ musical understanding and enjoyment of music by actively engaging with music.  A wide range of enrichment activities are available, and we encourage students to take a musically active part in the life of the school.

These topics need to be covered to give students the opportunity to perform in groups and as individuals as well as to learn about musical history and genres. The order these topics are taught in will help develop their skills through Key Stage 3 to give them choices at Key Stage 4 – particularly if they already play an instrument/sing.

Music has many transferable skills; team work, independent work, creativity, presenting skills, time management – for rehearsal, ICT skills, awareness of other cultures.


 

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YEAR 7 YEAR 8
Autumn Term
 
  • Elements of Music and graphic scores
  • Reading, writing and composing rhythms
  • Developing analytical skills through listening and writing about music
  • Instruments of the orchestra and staff notation
  • Basic keyboard skills
  • Writing a Christmas Carol
Autumn Term
  • Bass lines and hooks
  • Learning about popular and classical music which use repeating bass lines
  • Performing and composing music within these styles
  • Developing music notation skills

 

Spring Term
 
  • Keyboard
  • African Drumming
  • Gamelan
  • Composing and performing through percussion, keyboards and singing
  • Developing music theory skills
Spring Term
 
  • Song writing
  • Analysing songs with social and political meaning
  • Composing and performing a pop song
Summer Term
 
  • Different styles of Dance music
  • Composing in an electronic dance music style and song composition
Summer Term
 
  • Performance techniques
  • Developing ensemble and solo performance skills to create a full length piece of music

 

 

Staff Contact
Mrs S Homewood - sally.homewood@oxted.thpt.org.uk