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