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News from the Music Department

Music First

Hillingdon Music Service has been generous and bought Hillingdon Schools a subscription to a fantastic online learning tool called MusicFirst. This has ready-made music lessons ranging from basic elements of music and music theory to exam specific revision lessons and tests. Every pupil in the school has access using their school login and the password Music100. Please feel free to explore this new resource with your children at douaymartyrs.musicfirst.co.uk

Wider Learning Year 9

Year 9 pupils have started a rotation of Wider Learning encompassing digital literacy, financial literacy and cultural literacy. The pupils with me over this rotation have been learning about Maori culture from New Zealand. They’ve learned about Ta Moko (facial tattoos) and designed their own, learned and performed the

Ka Mate haka (usually done by the All Black team before a rugby match), and made poi. I have really enjoyed their enthusiasm and enquiries deeper into the culture.