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Welcome to the Art area of our website!

The subject leader for Art at St James' is Mrs. Baron.


Our Christian Vision for Art:

Every child’s journey will follow their own unique path with guidance from the teachings of God, our school values, and SKATS.  They will develop their love of learning through a variety of art mediums whilst adopting new skills and furthering their knowledge allowing them to prosper and give hope for their future.  Through research, practise, creativity, and evaluation, each child will gain confidence in their own achievements.

They will look at artwork from a range of countries and cultures; learning from and enjoying  the talents of others to inspire future generations.  Embracing a creative and spiritual curriculum within a safe and loving Christian family. 


Snapshot of Art

Art is taught in every year at St. James and follows the national curriculum.  Skills and knowledge are intertwined with topics covered throughout the year alongside learning about famous and important artists, architects and designers.

The children will be given the opportunity to learn and develop art skills using a range of media including material, watercolours and clay.  They will have the change to explore their own creativity and evaluate both their own work and others.


Subject Overview

In the Autumn term our children have covered many different skills in art.  We have studied a range of artists too!

Reception class have made poppies, used printing skills, drawn self portraits and drawn autumn pictures.  Year 1 have worked outside creating art work with things they found in nature.  Year 2 have used both computers and different media to paint chicks.  Year 3 have used their printing skills to make their own printing blocks.  They have also worked with pastels to create different tones and blends.  Year 4 created their own Jackson Pollock artwork by flicking paint and have used water colours to create colour washes in their remembrance day art work.  Year 5 studies Clarice Cliffe to create sculptures and look at the patterns within these.  They also collected information in mood boards to develop their work.  Year 6 used different painting techniques to create images of local landmarks.


Enjoy the slideshow of the art work we have created this autumn term.