Art Specialism


At Heald Place we have a specialist Art teacher who works across the school teaching classes from Year 1 to Year 6. The art curriculum is cross curricular and carefully planned and delivered to enhance learning in topic areas such as History, Geography and Science. There is a strong emphasis on the development of key transferable skills such as Speaking and Listening, vocabulary development, devising questions, team building and problem solving. Children have the opportunity to use and apply skills and knowledge in drawing, painting, textiles, sculpture and printmaking.  Art also has many therapeutic benefits for children at Heald Place. Children are able to develop confidence and resilience through the creative process and enjoy the breadth and depth of engaging with many art forms. We also enjoy strong creative partnerships with The Whitworth Art Gallery, Chetham’s School of Music , Manchester Museum and Manchester University.

Year 6 have made collaged and painted pieces which link to their topic on Rivers.
You may be able to recognise different features of a river such as a stream, tributary, confluence, waterfall and dam ! 
Excellent team work Year 6! 

Year 5 have linked their learning in Art to the topic on South America ! 

Do you like these Mexican tile designs, Mayan mask designs and Tree of Life clay candle holders? 
Year 5 also enjoyed making Mola designs by applying sewing skills. They have used running stitch and blanket stitch to create textile designs of animals!

Year 4 have been linking their topic on World War 2 to the artist Lowry, who worked during the war. 

Take a look at these amazing paintings inspired by observational drawings of our school and our local community! 


Hiroshima Poetry and Art Competition


Heald Place Primary School

Thank you for your entries to the Hiroshima Poetry and Art competition.

We were overwhelmed by the number of entries we received, over 160 to judge, all of a high standard.                                                                                                                        
On the judging panel was
Councillor Mark Hackett, Mayors for Peace representative
Sean Morris; Nuclear Free Local Authorities Secretariat
David Barlow M.Sc MCIEEM; Environmental Strategy Lead - Green infrastructure & Biodiversity

Your school has 3 top winning entries.  


What happens next? 

All winning entries will be on display at Manchester Museum, in the Living Worlds exhibition from Wednesday 5 August.


There is a Peace Commemoration Ceremony on Thursday 6 August for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing 70th anniversary, at 6.15pm at Manchester Museum. 

In September ,for winning schools I will be organising a visit to the Museum for an educational and fun workshop.  This should link the event which will take place in November, when the Mayor of Hiroshima will be visiting us to look at the entries and the Living World's display.  

This year we are continuing to grow the Gingko trees, and your school can 'adopt' one of these trees whilst they are growing.  Once more established we hope to be able to relocate this tree to your school grounds or chosen location.

Well done and thank you for taking part in this project.

Kind Regards

 Andrea Marshall 
 Environmental Strategy Officer - Education
Well done Year 5 pupils!! Why not pop along to the Museum in the Summer and take a look at this amazing work!!!!!!