At St Bartholomew’s, we have designed our own art curriculum. We have done this to allow for lots of organic links with other areas of the curriculum.

Each phase in school looks at a range of artistic topics over a two year cycle. Every year group covers key skills in drawing and painting and then cover a selection of the following: Sculpture, printing, collage and textiles. Year groups then have a range of key skills and understanding to teach the children to ensure they cover all of the objectives from the national curriculum.

Our children each have their own art sketchbook which follows them up through school, tracking their progress as they go through each year group. Children also have an art assessment file, where they produce a self portrait each year to show how much they are improving as they get older.  

Curriculum - Art

Curriculum - Art - Useful Links

Art for Kids Hub - Art lessons (How to draw for kids)

Tate Kids - Play free art games and fun quizzes, find art activities, read about artists and share your art.


Curriculum - Art - Yorkshire Sculpture Park Trip

Year 3 and year 4 had a fantastic day at Yorkshire Sculpture Park! In the morning, they were shown round the park by a fantastic guide who taught them all about the different pieces of art. They had a go at building their own mini bird houses and drawing some of the sculptures. After lunch, they created their own huge sculptures which was so much fun! The sun was shining and it was a great day.


Curriculum - Art - Printing Techniques

Class 4 have been learning different printing techniques in art this half term. They created their own printing blocks using polystyrene sheets.


Curriculum - Art - Coronation Fun

Class 11 had a great day celebrating the coronation of King Charles III. We made characters related to the day, collaged Union Jacks, made celebration paper chains and together coloured part of a mural to create one big one. They also enjoyed an afternoon tea. 


Curriculum - Art - Coronation Gemstones

The children in Key Stage 1 enjoyed using gemstones to create beautiful crowns for the coronation.


Curriculum - Art - Surreal Collages

Class 16 have been working hard on their collages today. We can’t wait to see the finished piece.


Curriculum - Art - Galaxy Skies

Class 13 have been painting their galaxy sky ready for their collage.


Curriculum - Art - Surreal Collages

Class 16 have started their surreal collage. We used paint and toothbrushes to create a galaxy skyline for our volcano art.


Curriculum - Art - African Workshop

Year 1 enjoyed taking part in the African mask painting and dance workshop. We learned lots of interesting facts about Africa and learned a new African inspired dance.


Curriculum - Art - Collages

Class 13 have started their new art topic of collage. We are using the work of collage surrealist Jesses Treece as our inspiration. Over the next few weeks the children will be using their creative minds to come up with a piece of art based on a volcano set in another galaxy. 


Curriculum - Art - Snowflakes

The children in KS1 have enjoyed creating transient art pictures depicting snowflakes as part of their fine motor development. They used lots of loose parts, carefully placing them to make their frosty picture.


Curriculum - Art - Islamic Art

Class 16 have started their new art topic on Islamic art. Today we have tried calligraphy using dip pens and ink. The children have all tried really hard and produced some lovely work that we will be adding to over the next few weeks. The children can send in any photos of examples of Islamic art or repeated pattern textiles they find around them to we will then use some of these examples in our future lessons.


Curriculum - Art - Christmas Card Competition Winner

This year Nikki from Manning Stainton asked schools to send entries for a Christmas card competition and we had a winner. The winning entry was by Ananniya from class 11. She drew a lovely Christmas scene with a gingerbread house and a Christmas tree. She won a £150 Smyths Toys voucher and £250 for the school. Well done Ananniya!


Curriculum - Art - Jesse Treece

Class 6 have been studying Jesse Treece, a collage artist from America. We have had a go at creating our own fire collage, using different materials and techniques. 


Curriculum - Art - Remembrance

Class 15 are proudly displaying their art work to remember all the lives lost due to war and will observe the 2 minutes silence on the 11/11 to remember all the fallen.


Curriculum - Art - World War ll Landscapes

Years 5 and 6 have been working hard on their World War 2 remembrance landscapes this half term. They have achieved some wonderful results and should be very proud of them.


Curriculum - Art - Landscapes

Class 15 have been looking at our war time landscape artist Jaqueline Hurley. We have enjoyed making our own individual scrapbooks. Next week we will start our landscapes.


Curriculum - Art - Water Colours

Class 15 have enjoyed using water colours to paint their poppies. Children used mixing skills and different brush strokes to produce work of a very high standard. Well done class 15! 


Curriculum - Art - Perspective Drawing

Year 5 and 6 have been practicing perspective drawing. Look out for or future masterpieces they will be display on the school website at the end of the term.


Curriculum - Art - Mosaic Buildings

Class 6 have continued learning new skills in their art lessons. Today they have learnt all about mosiac and created their own mosaic buildings. 


Curriculum - Art - Collages / Mosaics

Class 7 have been exploring the work of collage artist Jesse Treece. They have been taught about collage and mosaicking before creating an independent piece inspired by The Great Fire of London.  

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