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.


Year 1 created self portraits in the style of Picasso.


In art, year 2 have been exploring colour mixing. At the beginning of the lesson, the pupils learned about primary colours. Next they mixed the primary colours to make secondary colours using only red, yellow and blue to complete their own colour wheels. Everyone enjoyed learning this new skill and the children were delighted with their completed colour wheels.


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. 


In year two this term we looked at weaving and making a loom. One of our pupils enjoyed the art so much she went home and made her own. We are so proud of her it looks fantastic. It’s so nice to see what the children do at home, thanks for sharing! 


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.


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. 


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. 


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


Year 3 have been looking at the works of the artist LS Lowry. They created their own pieces of art work in his style.


Year 4 have been practising different mosaic skills in art. 


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.


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!


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! 


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.


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.


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.


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.