‘Nurturing Individual Excellence’

What it's like to be an artist at Excalibur

"I think art is a 10 out of 10 because we get to express how we feel through art”

"It's a fun subject where you can use your imagination."

'It's great to see the teacher share their ideas too!'

We learn about art so we can get better. We might use in our job when we're older.

Anybody can be an artist!






Year 1



We have been introducing pupils to paper-based 3D art forms. By focusing on techniques like rolling paper tubes, shaping paper strips, and constructing imaginative sculptures, the children have been able to create some bold and beautiful 3D sculptures. Children developed their skills  to enhance their understanding of form and construction. Their final piece was a collaborative project basd around flowers to link with their Science topic.3D sculptures.jpg


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Year 5


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Extra Curricular Activities


Art Club

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Year 4 

Today year 4 have completed their painting topic with an art composition. We first of all had to place and arrange different objects for the perfect Birds Eye view. After, the children had to then sketch their composition and complete it by painting it this afternoon.

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Year 2 - December 23

In Year Two we’ve been working on our observational drawings. The children brought in their favourite teddies and focussed on drawing the texture of the fur. 

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Year 2 - November 23

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Year 2 - October 23

Collecting patterns from Tudor houses and designingand creating a Tudor inspired tile in clay.


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Year 4 - October 23

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Year 4 have been working together to create collaborative prints. All of their prints had to fit together like a jigsaw to create a final piece.

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Year 1 and 2 Art Club - Autumn 23

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Year 1 - October 2023

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September 2023

Year two have started their new art unit on 3D sculpture. We are learning how to mould and shape clay and used a variety of tools to create patterns. clay year2.png

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We have been working hard on our half and half self portraits. One half was filled with drawings of our facial features, while the other half was filled with things we love.


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Year 4

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Year 2 - June 2023

Using our patterned and brightly coloured maps from an earlier session as inspiration, we chose a design and transferred it into a print. 

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Year 4 - May 2023

Over the past two weeks, Year 4 have been creating their own batik fabrics. We have based these on the rainforest oil pastel artwork we completed. 

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Year 2 - May 2023

In Year 2 Art this term we are learning different crafts. This week was all about wet felting - a process where you make a piece of felted fabric from wool fibres. Ours were based on images from our interpretations of a local map of Alsager. 

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Year 1 - April 2023

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Year 5 - April 2023

Year 5's art topic was 'Retro-futuristic' art.   We applied a collagraph print to create a background texture then used various techniques to develop our overall piece.  

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Reception - April 2023

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Year 2 - April 2023

As we start a new unit of work, we have been looking at maps for inspiration along with the work of Susan Stockwell who creates art pieces and instillations from maps, toilet paper, computer components and even money! 

We started to create our own map art work based on a map showing the journey from Excalibur to Alsager Library. 

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Year 6 - April 2023

Year 6 worked really hard replicating chiaroscuro, the Italian term which means light and dark. We used Mayan calendar symbols that we felt represented our personalities.

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Year 3 - March 2023

Year 3 loved getting messy with their last art project! We created Stone Age artwork using a range of natural materials.

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Year 1 - March 2023

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Year 2 - February 2023

Year 2 finished their art unit on painting and mixed media by creating a space themed collage. They found or created all the different materials they used in their final pieces.

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Year 4 - March 2023

Year 4 celebrated World Book Day reading 'If all the world were...' by Joseph Coelho.  They created a seasonal poem of their choice and then painted their chosen season using watercolour as a background for their poems. 

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Year 3- March 2023

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Year 3 had lots of fun celebrating World Book Day by painting characters onto potatoes. 

Year 6 - March 2023

Year 6 have experimented in art, creating tools using natural materials found outside to create patterns inspired by works of the Mayan civilization.

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 Twig Twisting - February 2023



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Photography - Year 6 - September 2022

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Exploring Clay - Year 2 - September 2022

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African Silhouette - Year 6 - November 2021

Year 6 have spent the last few weeks creating their traditional African silhouette masterpieces. They analysed other artwork before choosing the type of silhouettes they wanted to design.

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Picasso Potraits - Year 4 - October 2021

On Friday afternoon in year 4 we have created our own Picasso portrait! The children experimented with a funny face shape and where to put their eyes and noses. Then the children drew out their face more realistic and painted it. Lots of fun getting messy!



David Hockney - Year 2 - September 2021

Year 2 have been looking at the work of David Hockney. We have looked at the patterns he uses in his landscapes, experimented with contrasting colours that he uses and created our own colourful landscapes. 

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