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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, our aim is to make music an enjoyable experience for all abilities. 
The nature of the music lessons enhances social skills as pupils work in various mixed ability groups throughout the year.  Music is an important part of our daily worship and the children know, and sing with enthusiasm, a wide variety of hymns and sacred songs.

In Key Stage 2 there is the opportunity to learn piano, recorder, violin and clarinet  with specialist teachers who offer 1:1 tuition.

The talents of our children are frequently shared with the wider school community, with a variety of musical celebrations happening across the school year, eg Christmas and Easter productions, end of term concerts, class assemblies.

At Holy Family we aim to teach the children in Key Stage 1 to:

 

  • Listen and respond to a wide range of music.
  • Use their voices expressively by singing songs, speaking chants and rhymes.
  • Create musical patterns.
  • Explore and express their ideas and feelings about music using movement, dance and expressive, musical language.
  • Become aware that sounds can be made in different ways and described using signs and symbols.


At Holy Family we aim to teach the children in Key Stage 2 to:

 

  • Sing songs with clear diction, control of pitch and musical expression.
  • Improvise and develop their own musical compositions.
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments with control and accuracy.
  • Use and apply the musical elements and vocabulary through performing,composing and appraising.
  • Recognise that music is produced in different ways (including ICT) 
  • Describe music through established and created notations.
Picture 1 Piano tuition
Picture 2 Fun with instruments in Foundation Stage
Picture 3 Fun with instruments in Foundation Stage

Some of our children put on musical performances for the school and parents.

Some of our children put on musical performances for the school and parents. 1
Some of our children put on musical performances for the school and parents. 2
Some of our children put on musical performances for the school and parents. 3
Some of our children put on musical performances for the school and parents. 4

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Some of our children have been learning the piano with the peripatetic music teacher. They put on a piano recital for the school and parents.

Some of our children have been learning the piano with the peripatetic music teacher. They put on a piano recital for the school and parents. 1

Classical Music Pupil Presentation power point 2016

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