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 - Loom Techniques

This half term year two have looked at techniques to create a loom. They took inspiration from their seaside topic and created a seaside loom. It took a lot of perseverance but as you can see some fantastic looms were created. Well done year two, great work. 


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 - 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 - 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 - 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.  


Curriculum - Art - Lucy Poskitt

Year 2 have had a great time researching a famous artist. We have looked at Lucy Poskitt, she has made some fantastic pieces using weaving. We then had ago at weaving using the giant loom. It was a lot harder then we expected.


Curriculum - Art - The Great Fire of London

Year 2 - To end our history topic ‘The Great Fire of London’ we created a piece of artwork to replicate a street in London during 1666. The art work showed the style of houses and how close together the houses were. We have really enjoyed investigating The Great Fire of London and we have learnt lots of new things. 


Curriculum - Art - Mosaics & Collages

Year 2 have been learning about mosaic and collage in art. Through their topic of The Great Fire of London they have created a mosaic of London and collaged the fire over the top. Here are some pieces of our art work. 


Curriculum - Art - Castles

Here are some of year 2’s final pieces of artwork. They tested, then chose their own media to draw the castle in. 


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 - Mosaics

Year 4 have been practising different mosaic skills in art. 


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 - Block Printing

Year 5 have experimented with block printing. First, we practiced our technique testing different amounts of ink. Next, we tried out repeated patterns. We are so happy with our results!


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 - Shading

We enjoyed recapping over skills developed in past art lessons before putting these skills into practice by drawing our own wall using different shading techniques.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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.