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Cawston Grange Primary School

Excellence, Respect, Friendship

Art and Design

Our Art Vision is to creatively explore ideas through experimentation. 


It is the intent that, all children at Cawston Grange Primary School will experience a wide range of activities which stimulates their imagination, expression and their understanding of the world they live in. In Art and Design, our children will be able to respond with a wide range of materials to the world they live in and also respond to work of others. It is our intention that children will experience a wide range of artists of different genders, nationalities and sexualities as well as artists from many different times periods in history. We will ensure they are aware of the diversity of not only the artwork but also those people who produce it. We intend art and design to be inclusive for all; allowing opportunities that will give them experiences to view the world they live in with an understanding and an appreciation of the diverse world we live in. As well as being able to create art, children will be able to gain a life-long appreciation of art and artists from our diverse world.


'Creativity takes Courage!'

Henri Matisse 

Progression of skills in Art and Design

Reception - sculpting our own version of the Troll who lives under the bridge!

Reception - Yvonne Coomber inspired paintings! We used chalk pastel to blend the backgrounds, then splattered paint to create the wildflower meadow!

Colour Mixing rainbows in Reception! We explored mixing the primary colours and white to create the colours of the rainbow.

In Year 2, the Zebras have had a great half-term creating portraits in a variety of ways. (Spring 2023)

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In Year 2 we made some amazing paper sculptures (Dec 2022)

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In Year 2 we made our own Teddy Bear blankets. We printed, learnt how to sew and tie-dye.

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Tudor portraits inspired by Hans Holbein (Artist to King Henry VIII). Year 5 - Turtles

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Chalk pastels on black background.

Year 3 produced some fabulous rainforest pictures using pastels in the style of Rousseau.

Yr 6 produced some WWII art based on the wax resist work of Henry Moore who created art based on people sheltering in the London Underground stations during WWII.

Year 2 - In Art and Design we have developed our use of line, colour, shape, layering and collage to create these abstract portraits.

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Abstract Art.mp4

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Year 2 Teddy Bear Blankets 2019-2020

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We have been incredibly excited about making our blankets. We have explored the differences between Indian and African designs. We have used the skills of Block Printing, Tie Dying, Rubbings and Applique to create out blankets. Finally we used a running stitch to put the blankets together. We think our blankets are fantastic.

Art week Year 2 2019-2020

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Year 2 visit to The Herbert Art Gallery - Sculpture Workshop 2019-2020

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Art in Year 3 showing colour mixing, painting rainforest pictures in the style of Rousseau, Art week based on Beatriz Milhazes and Ancient Greek clay work. 2019-2020

Year 6 Aztec Art Day 2019-2020

Year 6 creating Aztec Sunstones 2019-2020