The Arts

Intent for the Arts

As part of our history education, we intend for our pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We will stimulate our pupil’s curiosity in wanting to know more about the past, learn to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and make judgements. Developing these abilities will give our pupils life-skills that will remain with them throughout their education and helping all to strive and achieve.

Our intention is that history will support all elements of the curriculum by teaching transferable skills across all subjects and will engage pupils and enrich their experiences in school. Not only do we want pupils to have a strong content knowledge of historical events, but know and remember more using key vocabulary.

Important Documents for the Arts

Useful websites and  resources


Tate kids


Art detective



Summer term 2020
Sadly, Grange View had to close during the spring term and only saw a few children return in the summer. But that didn't stop us from learning and creating. We were so impressed with the hard work and commitment of the children and families and enjoyed seeing lots of their art work and creative activities that we all got involved with. 
Peace pole placed perfectly
Today, we had the community peace pole placed in the school grounds. It's been delayed but it finally takes pride of place near the path entrance where the picnic benches are. 
I hope that on your return to school you will enjoy it as much as we do. 
March 2020
Community Peace Pole!
Grange View were included in a community project to create a wooden peace pole to be placed in the school grounds. Our Art Ambassadors helped with the design ideas and we worked together to create a design that symbolises our school ethos and included symbols of peace and the words 'May peace prevail on Earth'. 
January 2020
KS2 getting to work with an artist
During the Spring term Chestnut and Willow were fortunate to work with the local artist, Katherine Renton,  over two weeks as part of their Maya Civilisation topic. Inspired by the animal artwork and colourful details of the Mayans, the classes, looked at British animals and others from around the world for inspiration as well as all the colour variations available to them to create fantastic clay models. There were bats, fish, koala's and even a hamster! Katherine was so impressed by all the creations and we were so proud of how hard the children worked and how well they applied Katherine's techniques to help them.
European Day of Languages
"Hola, from Grangeview"
Today the whole school got involved in everything Spanish and part of this was the opportunity for every class to learn a new dance and perform it. We welcomed Fiona from Little Movers in to school to teach us each a dance. At the end of the day we performed these to the whole school.
Summer 2019
Art week!
Grange View spent the whole week becoming immersed in the arts. We took inspiration from the book 'There's only one you' by Linda Kranz. Each class created a variety of under the sea, fish and seaside themed work that had a underlying message of equality and the celebration of difference. There were sketches, paintings, colourful collage and 3D recycled material fish. We were also very lucky to work with an artist from Northern print each pupil creating their own colourful fish print.