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18/05/22

Talal in Year 10 has created a clay vessel inspired by the natural form of a pineapple! The department can't wait to see what glazes and paints he will add once the pot has been fired in the kiln. Amazing work Talal! https://t.co/6km55b27fv

17/05/22

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A big thank you to the wonderful Michael Mann for a really enjoyable afternoon. Our Y7 students were so inspired by the talk and had millions of questions about "Ghostcloud" and being an author. https://t.co/GqllCLn7HT

16/05/22

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Great to see Monica and Angelica in assembly this morning performing a traditional Bulgarian dance the ‘Koprivshtitsa’. This dance is traditionally performed to celebrate the harvest, welcome spring and encourage good health. A fantastic performance from both girls! https://t.co/60Za7KNQCW

16/05/22

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Miss Gasowski hosting this weeks GeoTalk ‘Colonisation of the DRC - a brief history’ https://t.co/jAhH231qgY

12/05/22

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Podium places for girls shot put, with HAWI claiming Bronze and Silver in year 7 and Gold in year 9! https://t.co/wSrwfdveLj

12/05/22

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93 students took part in the 2022 Borough Athletics competition. I am delighted to announce that HAWI won the mixed schools trophy! Congratulations to all who took part. A further congratulations to the year 8/9 boys squad who won their age group trophy ! Thank you

12/05/22

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Yr 9/10 ready to race! https://t.co/cfnI6xnCUs

12/05/22

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Fantastic performance from our year 7 sprinters! https://t.co/b3dEke2rQ6

12/05/22

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Yr7 boys smashing their shot put this morning! https://t.co/7ceYuXaHRv

11/05/22

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Photo finish for James! Top work, 3rd place for hurdles https://t.co/70lsARMVGN

11/05/22

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Dominika finishing the 800m in style https://t.co/InAiTsc8Jr

11/05/22

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This is HAWI do it! https://t.co/I7tjBxbIEZ

11/05/22

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Alaa competing in the U16 3000 metre race and came 3rd. An incredible achievement finishing in 13 minutes ! https://t.co/OXHSClvFYS

11/05/22

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Is that gold I see ! Well done Sinai for finishing 1st in the Javelin. Isaiah for finishing 1st in the high jump https://t.co/yMuNWaquqo

11/05/22

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Bronze for Wiktoria in the High jump https://t.co/FmNsxknmTS

11/05/22

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Well done to Nadia- 2nd in High Jump. Tilly 3rd in high jump. Amelia 3rd in javelin. Bring on tomorrow https://t.co/dyUkYI4bCr

11/05/22

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Well done to all the athletes that competed in part 1 of Borough sports day ! It was well run evening and we came away with a few medals https://t.co/SNZhU3nVqK

09/05/22

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Here is an epic thriller which will also enhance your understanding of physics. Set in Peckham, we experience gang feuds and time travel with our hero Esso. A seriously good book which is soon to be a major Netflix movie. Recommended to our Y9 and Y10 students! https://t.co/bKmA4BAQgH

09/05/22

Please phone reception, 0203 962 4300, if you see any students in the playground. Apologies for the inconvenience caused to the families.

09/05/22

Thank you for your message. All students have been told in assembly that the play areas are for residents only. We will also put some staff on duty by the playgrounds at the end of the school day.

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Music

What is Music?

‘Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. In our schools, music can bring communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing. The sheer joy of music making can feed the soul of a school community, enriching each student while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust which make a great school... Music has a rare and unique ability to bring people together; music making can make a whole class, school and community feel connected to others and part of something bigger’ - DFE Model Music Curriculum 2021 

Why do we teach Music at HAWI?

Music is a universal language, which expresses ideas and emotions. Music teaches creativity, refines discipline and patience, boosts self-esteem, and introduces our students to different cultures. The HAWI music curriculum prioritises the powerful musical knowledge that we believe our pupils are entitled to, so that we ensure pupils are engaging with music that reflects their own interests as well as going beyond them. The intent behind the music curriculum is to engage and inspire students to develop an understanding of music as an art form and inspire students to develop a love and appreciation of many different musical genres.

How do we teach Music at HAWI?

The spiral curriculum revisits the three areas of study of performing, composing, and listening, throughout the key stages. The areas of study are taught through units of work which explore music across a range of historical periods, genres, cultures and traditions, allowing students to develop a broad and powerful musical knowledge. Across the key stages our curriculum is taught using ‘Big Questions’ based on each unit which students are challenged to answer as their musical knowledge develops. In every lesson throughout the performing, composing and listening units, music theory is taught. This includes understanding musical notation, which can grant access to a lifelong passion for music making. Alongside music theory, musical creativity is a priority, with students being encouraged to express themselves through music making, whether that is through playing an instrument or singing.

How do we make Music memorable at HAWI?

Alongside class music lessons, there are a wealth of opportunities for students to develop a passion for music at HAWI, and to make musical memories during their time at school. We have visiting instrumental teachers who deliver weekly one-to-one lessons to our students on drums, guitar, piano, singing, strings, woodwind and brass.  There is a busy schedule of extra-curricular activities taking place each week. No matter what a student’s instrumental / singing ability or previous experience is, they have the chance to become part of choirs, orchestra and bands, or even the HAWI Rap club. As well as our extra-curricular activities, there is also optional enrichment in music where students have the opportunity to develop their music technology skills, or learn to play a brass instrument from scratch. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students, some of whom go on to continue developing this new skill in one-to-one lessons with our visiting instrumental teachers. Our extra-curricular and enrichment ensembles work together to perform music from a variety of genres in concerts and performances throughout the year, including the Winter Celebration, which brings together every student in year 7 to form a huge choir, the annual musical theatre show, which brings together the music, drama and dance departments, and the Summer Arts Festival, which involves a week of activities, culminating in a concert for our ensembles as well as some soloists.

Please click here for Year 7 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 8 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 9 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 10 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 11 curriculum guide