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 - Key Documents

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 - Primary Colours

This week in art we looked at the primary colours. We then mixed the primary colours to see what other colours it would make. It was amazing to see that we could make orange, green and purple.


Curriculum - Art - Lettering Styles

Year 5 and year 6 have worked hard this week learning different lettering styles ready for their Bansky piece. Their favourite style was the drip wording.


Curriculum - Art - Street Art

Classes 13 and 14 have started a new art topic on street art. We are using the artist Banksy as our inspiration. This week the children have enjoyed making a scrap book page of Banksy's art explaining what they have learnt and their opinions on the it.


Curriculum - Art - LS Lowry

Class 11 have been looking at a picture painted by L S Lowry. They have listed things they can see, thought about where it was, what was happening and the colours that were used. We then looked into the life of Lowry and made a fact file. 


Curriculum - Art - Activism

This week, year 6 have started their new topic of activism. In art, they have began to learn about the famous graffiti artist Banksy. They have created scrap pages about him in their art lessons.


Curriculum - Art - Sculptures

Year 3 and year 4 have enjoyed making sculptures inspired by Giacometti using mod roc and a wire frame.


Curriculum - Art - Shapes

In class 6 we are recapping our learning about shape. Today we have looked at 2D shapes and their properties. We completed lots of different activities, including going on a shape hunt, creating shape posters, making shape faces and solving different problems. 


Curriculum - Art - Stop Animation Films

Class 14 have been creating their own stop animation films today. some worked with paper others used plasticine to create their work. They all worked really hard and have produced some lovely work.


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.


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