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Love learning, life, one another and God

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CE Primary School

Love learning, life, one another and God


Here at Broughton, we always strive to provide our children with the very best education possible. This has included adapting our curriculum to better suit the needs of our children. We aim to embed a broad and in-depth range of opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom, to ensure high-quality art provision across all year groups. 


We finished off our canvas paintings by adding in things which make us happy, including people, hobbies and some of our favourite things. 


We used tape to block out strips of a canvas and then used small sponges to blend acrylic paints together to form a background ready for next week. 


Children in KS1 have been drawing on different surfaces with a range of media as part of their ‘Robots’ topic. 


Year 3 have been exploring the life and work of architect, Frank Matcham, linked to their circus topic.


To finish off their textiles unit, children in KS1 have used a variety of different techniques (tie-dying, sticking, fraying, plaiting and stitching) to create their own Kenyan-inspired t-shirts. 


We turned the children’s incredible artwork into a virtual class for each class as it was not possible for us to invite parents into school. All videos were uploaded to our school YouTube channel, shared with parents on our home learning platform ‘Showbie’ and all of the artwork will be displayed in our school hall until next year’s Arts Week so we have our fingers crossed that things may be back to normal by then! 


Each class focused on the life and work of a different famous artist before using them as inspiration to create their own artwork. 


Teddy's - colour mixing

Ash and Beech - Pablo Picasso

Elm - Giuseppe Arcimboldo 

Oak - Andy Goldsworthy

Yew - Sandra Dieckmann

Year 3 - Hokusai

Year 4 - Henri Matisse

Year 5 - Lascaux caves

Year 6 - Claude Monet


Every child's piece of artwork is now displayed in our school hall. 



We were incredibly privileged to welcome well-known opera singer, Daisy, along with our very own Mr Scott-Thomas into church today. Children across all year groups loved listening to Daisy’s incredible voice as well as learning a little bit more about the organ as a musical instrument (and not just the big thing we see in the corner of church). 


Children from Nursery through to Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the FizzyTree Drama workshops. Children got to sing, act and dance to a ‘High School Musical’ hit linked to getting ready for the summer holidays. 


To kick off Arts Week this year, we had a variety of musical instrument demonstrations from a range of music specialists, including some of our staff, pupils and music tuition teachers showcasing their talents with the violin, trombones, flutes and drums. The aim of this was to show children the range of opportunities available to them in the new school year (once covid restrictions will hopefully be lifted completely). 


The theme of our 'Arts Week' this year is summer and will include a selection of art, dance, drama and music workshops and visitors.


Throughout lockdown, children took part in a weekly sketching challenge with a winner from each class being announced every Friday. Each week had a different focus (self-portraits, animals, nature, food, etc.) and these are just a handful of the winning entries. 

All children from EYFS to Year 6 have taken part in drawing challenges and activities to celebrate ‘The Big Draw 2020’

Year 3 Christian Art 


Year 3 have created some beautiful artwork in RE to show how Christian faith can be represented through sketching, drawing and painting. 

ARTS WEEK 2020 KS2 Chinese Painting

ARTS WEEK 2020 - Reception Chinese Songs and Stories |

ARTS WEEK 2020 - KS1 Chinese Lantern Making

ARTS WEEK 2020 - KS2 FizzyTree Drama Workshops

ARTS WEEK 2020 - KS1 FizzyTree Drama Workshops

ARTS WEEK 2020 - KS2 Chinese Dragon Dancing

ARTS WEEK 2020 - KS1 Chinese Dragon Dancing



The theme of our 'Arts Week' this year is the Chinese New Year and will include a selection of art, dance, drama and music workshops and visitors. 





Year 3 and Year 4 created impressed printing blocks linked to their current unit of the Stone Age.

Primary and secondary colours



Yew Class have been experimenting with mixing primary and secondary colours to create exciting background colour washes. 





A huge congratulations to Freya in Year 4, who has achieved a distinction award in her ballet exams. Well done!


FizzyTree Theatre


We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming FizzyTree Drama Club to Broughton. They will be running an initial six-week after school drama club with a final performance in the sixth week.


Pantomime visit


KS2 have had a thoroughly wonderful time watching 'Teasure Island' at The University of Bolton Stadium this morning. The show was truly fantastic and it has inspired our Year 4 children before their own nativity performance next week. 



Elm class decorations


Elm class have made an early start with their Christmas decorations. They have created some beautiful hanging stars using lollipop sticks and decorated using paint, biodegradeable glitter and decorations. 

Mentor session


During our mentor session this morning, some children have created some 'window art' using chalk. 

Art - tints and shades


Year 3 have spent the morning tinting and shading colours by adding white and black respectively to different base colours. 

Arts Worshop


Year 5 spent the day at Archbishop Temple School playing a variety of musical instruments, dancing, singing and drama activities. A wonderful day was had by all. 

Blackpool Grundy Art Gallery and Blackpool Tower Circus


Year 3 and Year 4 spent the day in Blackpool. First we got to visit the wonderful Grundy Art Gallery where we got the experience 'The Trick of the Light' exhibition. A Trick of the Light brings together a group of internationally recognised contemporary artists whose works cast shadows, conjure illusions and bring the inanimate to life.  Referencing pre-cinematic techniques and Victorian optical entertainments, these artworks use the transformative power of light to alter perception and trick the eye.


In class, we have also been exploring the work of famous architect Frank Matcham, who designed the world-famous Blackpool Tower Circus, Tower Ballroom and also the Grand Theatre. After our visit to the Grundy, we had a walk around Blackpool to take in all of these sites. We rounded off the trip nicely with a performance inside the circus which impressed everyone!

Our newly formed Arts Council met today for the first time to get us started on our Artsmark journey. 

To ensure our pupils have a voice in the arts provision we are offering them, both inside and outside the classroom, we have formed an Arts Council, who will meet regularly to plan, and assess, the arts provision at school.



Wire Art


Year 3 have been challenging what they think art is and they have been exploring wire art. The children then made their own wire linked to our theme of 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' - we had butterflies, bumble bees and even a squirrel!

Outdoor Art


During our 'Outdoor and Adventurous Week', we gave children the opportunity to create some observational art. We are so lucky to have the outdoor space that we do here at Broughton and it was a wonderful opportunity to get the children thinking creatively about their school grounds. 

Sarah Hicks Workshops

Children in Year 3 and Year 4 have enjoyed two days of workshops taught by local artist, Sarah Hicks. Sarah has worked with the children to create a large scale collage linked to our topic of 'Europe - France'. The children had so much fun that they came back the next day to create individual collages to take home as well!


The staff were not excluded either as Sarah led a training session on how to teach basic art skills in more unique and creative ways. 


Thank you Sarah, we hope to see you back in school very soon!

We are thrilled to be starting our Artmark journey as a school with a commitment to improving our provision of arts, including art, drama, dance and music, across the school from EYFS through to Year 6.


Our 'Statement of Commitment' outlines our current provision, as well as our plans and hopes for the future as we embark on our two-year journey. 


Christmas Art Week 


All children from EYFS to Year 6 have once again enjoyed our annual 'Christmas Art Week'. We invited parents into each class for an afternoon across the week and produced an array of exciting and creative things from challenging quilled calendars, unique Christmas cards and 3D reindeer tree decorations.


We aren't sure who had more fun - the children, the parents or the teachers!

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