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Creative Arts

At Hatherleigh School we aim to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. 

Creative Thursday gives them access to different elements of art, music and dance. This complements learning in class where they have the opportunity to use different medium and respond to different stimuli. 


Oaks worked on line in Creative Thursday this half term. We worked on continuous line drawings, used the Kleki program on the laptops and created different polystyrene tiles to print with.

Chestnuts Kandinsky inspired work linked to our shape work in maths

Chestnuts worked with their Year 6 buddy to make crepe paper bunting for carnival

Oaks have loved their Friday singing sessions lead by Mr Curran. By the end of term they had learnt several songs, including writing one of their own and performed in assembly.. See Oaks' class page to hear their singing.

Oaks have created many pieces of art this half term, linked to their Ancient Greek topic.

Oaks imagined and painted their own minotaur as inspiration for their English work.

Pine cone autumn trees

The Chestnuts made robots as part of our topic.


Barkwells funded our whole school mosaic project to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's jubilee

Oaks made their own mosaic tile to celebrate the Queen's jubilee.

As part of Oaks work on South America we experimented with Samba rhythms.

Poplars all made papier Mache fish in Creative Thursday

Hatherleigh's Got Talent. After holding auditions in each class a few acts were selected to represent each year group for the final of HGT 2022. The acts were judged by 4 of our Governors

Chestnuts made monsters

Chestnuts collaborative Kandinsky inspired hearts


This year we had to hold a virtual Spring concert and Art exhibition. Click the link below to see the wonderful art work and listen to the musical talents of our children. 

Barkwells funded our whole school arts project. Each class created a wonderful piece of art work that they could take home. 


Click here to see more photos from the project.


Creative Arts week. July 6th -10th

Some of the year 4 recorder group were able to play 3 carols at the PTFA shopping night on Wednesday. They were joined by a small group who sang a few Christmas songs beautifully.

This year several members of staff are running Band Club. Children are learning to play the violins, double bases, button accordions, guitars. mandolins, tin whistles and flute.


Music opportunities at Hatherleigh Primary School.

Drama club present.... Little Red Riding Hood. It has been a pleasure to work with this little group of actors. To perform their dress rehearsal in the ampitheatre made it an even more special event.

Dress rehearsal for Little Red Riding Hood

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The selfish Giant performance

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The Selfish Giant Performance

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Some children from Poplars, Oaks and Maples performed at the Hatherleigh Wellbeing event on Friday 25th January after school.

Art during the Autumn term.