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Art and Design

Art embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity allowing students the opportunity to be curious, explore their identities and develop insightful artistic opinions. Art builds a foundation for a variety of creative career paths and, as part of a balanced topic-based curriculum, should give students a wealth of skills for their futures. Hardwick and Cambourne Community Primary School is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment. As Art is a subject that everyone can access at some level, it should enable the students to feel a sense of belonging and develop a life-long passion for learning. Students should be given the opportunity to develop their skills, appreciation and critical opinions of art through the following: quality teaching based on a progression of skills, exposure to a range of artists, opportunities to experiment with a range of media and have additional opportunities to develop their passion through golden morning and arts events.  All students should feel confident, valued and successful to produce creative work and become proficient in a wide range of artistic skills while analysing and critiquing both themselves and great artists.

Please find below our year group coverage maps, progression of skills and progression of vocabulary for Art and Design

What have we been learning about? 

We are very lucky to be able to extend our students artistic opportunities across the school through Golden Afternoons. 

In Year 3/4, the children have been exploring Middle Earth in the well-known story The Hobbit. One of their sessions was focused around the character Smaug the dragon. Together they used their clay carving and sculpting skills to create these fantastic dragon eyes!

Year 5/6 have been using their moulding skills to create their very own beautiful diva lamps. They look amazing!

Year 3 and 4 students have been learning about sculpture in their art lessons. As part of their Sunny Hunny topic, students have been looking at different shell types before design their own sculpture. They used wax tea-light candles and carved them into shells. Take a look at our finished work!

Year 5 and 6 have been carrying out lots of detailed patterning work with mehndi designs in felt pen and powder paints and paisley patterns. Check out their beautiful work below. 



Welcome to our gallery of art week during lockdown. 

During the 2021 lockdown, we asked the children to think about how their lives had changed. Some students have been home-learning while others have been attending school within key worker bubbles. We've been clapping for heroes and waving to friends on zoom. Even though we were not together in our school, we are always connected and that was the theme for our whole school art activity!


You can find lots more pictures in our Gallery. Click the link below!

Find out what we learned during our art lockdown project!

Take a look at some of our amazing artwork completed in lockdown...