Norton-in-Hales CofE Nursery & Primary School

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Art and Design



Geometric tiles inspired by Islamic art

Chamomile class have been exploring Islamic art as part of their RE theme: What do Muslims believe? They have been learning about symmetry and exploring the properties of squares, triangles,and other shapes to create their owm geometric art inspired by Islamic tiles. 


Dinosaur Eyes

Chamomile Class are learning about Dinosaurs this half term and have created these amazing pieces of art work focusing on Dinosaur eyes. They did line drawings using a range of different mediums.

The rationale and intent behind our Art and Design curriculum

At Norton In Hales Primary School we aim to deliver an Art and Design curriculum that helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Art and Design skills.

  • We believe that Art and Design engagement displays high forms of creativity
  • We aim to foster an enjoyment and engagement in the Arts and challenge pupils to think creatively.
  • Our high quality Arts and Design curriculum engages, inspires and challenges the pupils.
  • It equips them with knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own pieces of work.
  • It helps pupils to think critically and express opinions through studying their own, peers and artists’ pieces of work
  • Through Art and Design, children will learn how the subject has shaped history and how it contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our country.


We believe that Art and Design is a vital foundation subject and are working towards the Artsmark to ensure this area of the curriculum is as strong and valued as possible. As part of this process we aim to engage with artists from the community and wider afield. We hold arts weeks and special events in school throughout the year to enrich our art and design delivery.

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Arts Week March 2021 - Living Well Together.
The whole school enjoyed participating in an Art Week within the theme of Friends and Family - Living Well Together. We felt that this was particularly relevant as we were all missing our loved ones through the Covid 19 lockdown, and it supported our Christian School ethos of celebrating love, care and the uniqueness of each family within our school community. 
We focused on drawing skills and the art principle of line. The children really enjoyed experimenting with different grade pencils and what they could do with them! 

Willow art

Year six children took part in a willow sculpture workshop led by Artist Sarah Gallagher to create our school flowers. The children were able to use the willow to experience the fluidity of willow that can’t be matched; it can twist and bend and turn to be reworked into whatever shape desired; the children were literally drawing with sticks. Summer 2020

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