At Henbury Court Primary Academy, we believe that art in the curriculum is important because it stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. The purpose of art education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.
“Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.” Quentin Blake
At Henbury Court we teach art by linking art lessons to the theme being studied. All themes start with an artist (classic or modern). For more specific links to the artist your child is studying, please see the relevant class page.
Once a year, all the children will have the opportunity to share their work via our Gallery evening, which be held on Tuesday 19th May 2015.
Useful links to support your children’s interest in arts and crafts can be found at:
Music plays an important role in the primary curriculum as it provides children with an outlet for their creativity. We also provide a link to the community and a chance for children to build their self-esteem through performing.
In Key Stage One, children will explore music through learning and performing both well-known and new songs. They will also begin to use tuned instruments alongside untuned percussion to accompany their songs.
In Key Stage Two, children will continue to perform in and ensemble but also develop the skills and confidence needed to perform a solo. They will be introduced to a variety of composers from throughout history, up to the present day. They will begin to compare pieces of music and listen to a much wider range of genres.
Useful links to support your children’s interest in music can be found at: