Community Primary School

Treleigh, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4AY

01209 216600

Art & Design


Who Made My Clothes?

Years 3 & 4 explored the question, ‘Who made my clothes?’ in our topic launch. We investigated how unequal the clothing process can be and how often those at the start of the production line are paid the least. Also, we looked at the negative effects of the clothing industry on our environment

Arts & Crafts Club

Year 3/4 arts and crafts club pupils have been making hedgehogs. Next week we will be starting a new project. Watch this space.

KS2 Art Exhibition

Today some KS2 classes set up their very own Art Exhibition to celebrate the amazing work they have created this term! They addressed the topic question, 'Visit Cornwall?', by studying how some local artists responded to the Cornish Landscape including Barbara Hepworth, Joanne Short and Kurt Jackson. VIP guests and other children from around the school were invited to give feedback and to appreciate their creations!

Singing Sea Shanties

This half term, Key Stage One have been singing sea shanties linked to our 'Visit Cornwall?' topic. They've had fun making up actions and playing instrumental accompaniments. They've also been listening to compositions by Benjamin Britten and other music linked to the sea and have used these as inspiration for some very expressive dance and art.

Created an Abstract Sketch

Having learned about Barbara Hepworth and imitated her style, Wheal Busy have moved on with their art work. They have taken a photo of a human feature in Falmouth and created an abstract sketch using Barbara Hepworth as an inspiration but also added their own interpretation of the building. We’re sure you will agree that their use of line, colour, shape and layering media is incredibly creative.

A Trip to St Ives

Wheal Kitty took a trip to St Ives this week. This linked with our topic ‘Visit Cornwall?’ We were on a geography field trip to discover why so many people visit Cornwall. We also managed to link our art and design topic by visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Tate Gallery.

Jo Lumber from Falmouth Art Gallery
Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly were visited by Jo Lumber from Falmouth Art Gallery today who leads the storytelling programme 'Tell Us A Story'. Jo worked with each class on our story of the week 'The Three Little Pigs', where they worked in collaboration to re-tell the story and worked together to represent the main parts of the story through art with a focus on language and vocabulary.
In class we followed our predictions from earlier in the week to test which of the three little pigs houses would be the strongest. The children worked in groups to build a house of straw, a house of sticks and a house of bricks and tested which one the big bad wolf could huff and puff down.
A Walk to Carn Marth
Year 5 and 6 had a great day out walking to Carn Marth! As part of their topic, 'Visit Cornwall?', the children went to visit one of the local high points in the area to locate different popular tourist locations around Cornwall, and to get a sense of the place and what our area has to offer to tourists. Equally, the children took viewfinders to capture landscape inspiration for their local Cornish art pieces.
Everyone behaved brilliantly and we were so impressed with how well they walked, covering nearly 10km!

Geography Field Trip

Today Wheal Busy took the train to Falmouth for a geography field trip. The purpose of the day was to gather primary data to help them back at school with their geography work. In groups they questioned people they met, collected leaflets about the town, took photographs and analysed the target market of shops and accommodation. Then back together on the beach they looked at the impact of tourism on the town and took some time to sketch their surroundings. They are now ready to fully explore the question Visit Cornwall? as geographers and to use what they saw today to create some unique artwork. Everyone was well behaved and members of the public complimented them on their manners. All the adults were especially impressed with how well they coped when the train was significantly delayed. Well done everyone.


The children from Arts and Crafts club have produced these amazing quilling pictures! They are very proud of them.

Using Modroc to Cover our Wire Cultural Words
Wheal Bunnie have had a busy afternoon using Modroc to cover our wire cultural words. For example, we had words such as ‘joy’, ‘love’ and ‘all’ to represent the inclusivity of our topic’s focus on Brazilian culture.
The children certainly showed their creative skills.

Artist Profiles

On Friday, Wheal Busy finished their artist profiles about the work of sculptor Faith Bebbington. To inspire them they looked at the sketch book of an A level art student. They were impressed by the quality of the work and many were inspired to talk about perusing art throughout their education.

Exploring the Work of Sculptor Faith Bebbington

This week Wheal Busy have enjoyed exploring the work of sculptor Faith Bebbington. They have looked at her work, modelled people doing actions with clay and then used wire as she does. Now they are in the process of creating an artist’s profile before using her work to inspire their final sculpture following their learning about Brazil.



Learning About Faith Bebbington

Wheal Bunnie have been busy this week learning about the sculptor Faith Bebbington. They were inspired by her work and our previous artists’ work and created different figures out of plasticine and wire, before evaluating them. It was certainly a lot of fun!

Using Cardboard to Create Sculptures by Layering

Wheal Bunnie have been exploring abstract art, thinking about how they can use cardboard to create sculptures by layering. This will then lead on to them looking at relief patterns with clay next week. 

Some Wonderful Aboriginal Artwork Created by Wheal Unity Today

Life Unlocked or Culture Shock?
The children in Wheal Rose had a fantastic day launching this half term’s learning focussed on answering the question ‘Life Unlocked or Culture Shock?’
Predominately through art and design, we will be exploring the culture of Australia and the indigenous population. Today we listened to the traditional Dreamtime story, ‘How the Turtle got it’s Shell’ and we painted pebbles to retell the key events of the story. A great start to our learning - well done Wheal Rose.

Budding Artists

Work in progress.......the budding artists in Wheal Plenty are using the Hindu story, ‘The man in the well’ as inspiration for their works of art.

Art & Design Journals

The whole school have started new amazing art and design journals. These will follow them through the school, showcasing their developing skills and achievements. Wheal Bunnie were very excited to start using theirs today! They sketched their own designs for our design brief which is to make a 3D volcano with a mechanism. We cannot wait to see how they get on creating their final product in the next few weeks!

Does Money Make the World Go Around?

Weaving and Designs

Wheal Harmony would love to share some of their art and design project with you all. They have worked extremely hard creating their moodboards, weaving and designs. The children have explored different textures, drawing skills and materials. We are very excited to produce the final product

Wheal Bunnie have been practicing designing clothes and accessories using newspaper as they explore the problems with ‘Fast Fashion.’

Moon Landings

Wheal Rose made a great start on their Moon Landings inspired art this afternoon. We are looking forward to sharing the finished products with you soon.

Making Birds

Wheal Unity took their ‘Flying High’ topic to a new level this afternoon, by making their own birds! The children had to closely follow instructions and carefully look at a variety of birds to make their own designs. Here are just some of their finished products!

Using Charcoal in Art

The children of Wheal Bunnie have been busy using charcoal to practice different mark making in art. The children showed amazing art skills, ready to create their portraits next lesson

Abstract Art Work of Artist Peter Thorpe

Wow! Wheal Harmony created some fantastic pieces of artwork this afternoon. They studied the abstract art work of artist Peter Thorpe whose work is inspired by space. In his pieces he uses bright and bold colours and textures based around rockets. We developed our artistic skills of printing, painting, using a range of brushstrokes and using oil pastels and chalks to colour in rocket stencils. What a brilliant job they have done!

Silhouettes of the Christmas Story

Wheal Harmony have produced some beautiful pieces of artwork.  They have used silhouettes of the Christmas story and used chalks and pastels for the background. They look amazing!

Christmas Crafting

Wheal Rose have been working so hard on the Christmas play this last couple of weeks, it was lovely for them to enjoy an afternoon of Christmas crafting. Well done everyone!

Room on the Broom 

Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly have had a fabulous day participating in 'Room on the Broom' with Lisa from Messy Monsters. The children enjoyed having their faces painted, story telling, potion making, mud monster creating and having lots of fun!

Celebration Firework Pictures

Wheal Harmony created beautiful celebration firework pictures in their art and design lesson this week. They had to think about the patterns, brush strokes and the designs and shapes of their fireworks. They made wonderful masterpieces! Alongside this they also learnt the history about why we have bonfire night

Diva Lamps

Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly have really enjoyed making their Diva lamps. The children loved lighting them this week.

 Art like Andy Goldsworthy

Wheal Busy had a fantastic morning of outdoor learning. These photos show the result of the children trying to produce art like Andy Goldsworthy (Google him!) Callum lead his group to create his vision and they were very proud of themselves. Another group showed their topic learning (without being told!) and made a digestive system which really show them applying what they have learned this term

Outdoor Learning

Yesterday, Wheal Busy had a fantastic morning of outdoor learning. These photos show children completely engrossed in observational drawing. As well as art skills, this activity encourages children to slow down, be mindful and take notice of the world around them.

Murdoch Day Parade

Preparations are well under-way in Reception for the Murdoch Day parade! Thank you for the newspapers! 

Making Animal Pictures

Wheal Harmony had lots of fun making animal pictures out of natural resources. Can you guess what they are?

Building Dens

Wheal Rose had a lovely afternoon building dens on the field in the sun shine. They showed great teamwork and problem solving skills. 

Craft Work using Salt Dough

Look at the amazing crafts that Wheal Harmony have made! They have made salt dough cats, animal placemats, paperweights and bookmarks! All will be available to buy for 50p each this afternoon between 2.30pm and 3.15pm where you can also listen to your child’s animal riddles. Parents will be able to collect younger/ older siblings after. We cannot wait to see you all!

Natural Habitat Collages

Wheal Rose had a great afternoon creating natural habitat collages in the lovely sunshine, as part of our Animal Allsorts topic. Well done everyone! 

Animal Crafts

Wheal Harmony have created some beautiful paintings today focusing on how animals are camouflaged. These are going to be made into place-mats. We look forward to opening our classroom next Friday (17th) between 2.30pm-3.15pm where children will be sharing their animal riddles and selling the animal crafts they have made to raise money for local animal charities.

Our Bluebell Representations

Some beautiful bluebell representations from Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly this week.

Finger Prints Across the World

Wheal Harmony have created a world masterpiece! Each child had a part of the world and they used their fingerprints to paint each piece. This is their artwork!