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Vision for The Arts at Holy Family

Through a broad and balanced, cross curricular approach to the Arts, we aim to open up the world to our pupils and empower them to be original, imaginative, innovative and creative. We believe in capturing a passion for the Arts; offering experiences that are led by the children’s interests, to celebrate culture and diversity, and embrace new technologies. We recognise that performance is a key component to developing our children’s confidence, tenacity and ambition. At Holy Family School, celebration of creativity is of high importance.

 

“Art and design is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise: with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality." Quentin Blake, Illustrator and Children's Laureate.

 

At Holy Family we aim to teach the children in Key Stage 1, to:
a. generate ideas by drawing on their own and other people's experiences
b. develop ideas by shaping materials and putting together components
c. talk about their ideas
d. plan by suggesting what to do next as their ideas develop
e. communicate their ideas using a variety of methods, including drawing and making models

We aim to teach the children in Key Stage 2, to:
a. generate ideas for products after thinking about who will use them and what they will be used for, using information from a number of sources, including ICT-based sources
b. develop ideas and explain them clearly, putting together a list of what they want their design to achieve
c. plan what they have to do, suggesting a sequence of actions and alternatives, if needed
d. communicate design ideas in different ways as these develop, bearing in mind aesthetic qualities, and the uses and purposes for which the product is intended.

A variety of materials were used to design and build the pyramids of Egypt.

A variety of materials were used to design and build the pyramids of Egypt. 1
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Totem Poles made during a geography topic about North America vs South vs America

Totem Poles made during a geography topic about North America vs South vs America 1
Totem Poles made during a geography topic about North America vs South vs America 2
Totem Poles made during a geography topic about North America vs South vs America 3

Whole school event to build the Olympic City

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