Art & Design

Statement of Intent

At Barley Mow Primary we believe that art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. We believe that art gives our pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences.  It really fires their imagination. Through art and design, children can experiement, explore, take risks and make mistakes. By using a variety of medium and media, children will develop both physically and emotionally, appreciating the importance of creativity in the world around them.

Our school bases the core work in art and design around the National Curriculum which aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using language of art, craft and design.
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Art and Design National Curriculum

Art and Design Long Term Plan

Art and Design Policy  

 

Art and Crafts Club

This term children from years 2, 3 and 4 have loved accessing art club with Miss Goddard and Mrs Wilkinson. Over the weeks the children have taken part in different activities which practiced our colour mixing, cutting, drawing and turn taking skills. We created salt...

Where in the World?

Reception have had a very busy few weeks recently, looking at our topics travel, holidays and beaches as well as exploring the vehicles that get us to our destinations. Reception have painted beach pictures in the art area and used real sand to complete their scene....

Nursery Love Vehicles!

Nursery started off this term by looking at different types of vehicles. In our phonics we have enjoyed singing vehicle based songs such as ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ and ‘Down by the Station’. In our small group we made our own vehicles! We focused on cars, Nursery...

Take One Picture 2024

Whole School Art Day In conjunction with The National Gallery in London, on Friday, Barley Mow Primary School pupils once again took part in the annual Take One Picture art project. This involves studying an art work from the gallery's collection alongside other...

Gibside

Reception had the most amazing time outdoors at Gibside today. We started our day at the walled garden, on a mini-beast hunt. We explored the grounds and found spiders, ladybirds, worms and more using our magnifying glasses and pots to observe them closer. Reception...

Mad about Mini-beasts.

Reception have had such a busy couple of weeks, learning about mini-beasts. We made different types of mini-beast art ,which includes using our cutting and sticking skills to make collages like the artist Henry Matisse, which we have previously learnt about. We made...

Plant Art

The children have been learning about plant art this half term. They have explored painting of flowers as well as botanical sketches. The children used a range of pencils to sketch a flower and add detail using shading. The children then explored clay by manipulating...

Learning about mini-beasts

Nursery have loved learning about mini- beasts this term. We have been looking at where mini-beats live and what they like to eat. We couldn’t believe worms eat mud! We have been practicing moving our bodies like different bugs and searching for mini- beasts in our...

Growing in Nursery

Nursery have been very busy this term learning about growing. We started our learning by looking at different foods that grow. Nursery read the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We talked about the different foods the caterpillar ate and how some of them grow. We...

Amazing Architecture

As the end of their architecture unit in art, Year 4 were asked to design a building that could be built along the Gateshead quayside. They thought of lots of different purposes, including music halls, sports centres, aquariums, bookshops, libraries and even fish and...