Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. 

Our art progression maps can be viewed here 

Art Policy.pdf

Art Policy

Look at what we have been getting up to in art....

Have a look at our beautiful Rangoli art inspired by the artist Ranbir Kaur. Peake class used the woodland to create Rangoli art using natural resources as well as experimenting with colour mixing and painting their own. Stunning! 

We are Architects! Austen Class have been exploring the work of the British sculptor Hew Locke by designing and creating their own boat-inspired artwork. 

Attenborough class are so proud of their mixed-media art work! Our focus artist was Hannah Rae and we used craft and design techniques to create our own landscapes. We explored mixing watercolours and added textural marks by hand sewing onto cloth. We love that no two pieces are the same! 

Ploughing Match Success - Our Key Stage 2 children attended the annual Brailsford Ploughing Match which gave us the opportunity to encourage the children to appreciate and embrace the cultural diversity of the wider community, which forms part of our Mission Statement. 

The trip also enabled the children to learn all about our local heritage, to develop an understanding of the farming industry and to see a variety of crafts and bakes for competitions. We had lots of success in the competitions including winning the 'Infant Cup' for the most points scored by a school - Well Done Everyone!

EYFS 'Picture On A Plate'

1st Place - Nellie 2nd Place - Inger

3rd Place - Chloe 4th Place - Alice

The 'Infant Cup'

Awarded to the school with the most points scored.

Key Stage 1 'Under The Sea'

2nd Place - Alice

Key Stage 2 'Poem'

2nd Place - Josh

3rd Place - Gabby

4th Place - Susanna

Open Class 'Design a Book Cover'

1st Place - Sylvia 2nd Place - Erin

       3rd Place - Mia       4th Place - Iris

Donaldson class have started to investigate collage in art - we talked about the author and artist Eric Carle and how he uses collage in his books to illustrate the story.  We started by collaging using a variety of materials in our favourite 2 colours.  We looked at the texture of the materials and how they are the same or different to other materials. 

This half term we have been looking at the artist Jackson Pollock and his style of painting.  We have spent a long time investigating how we can use a variety of materials to make different marks on the page as well as the distance in which we stand from the paper.  For our final piece we used our topic knowledge of Arican animals to represent how the animals move - we chose resources carefully thinking about the animals foot prints - are they big or small,  quick or slow and then created our African Animal Artwork in the style of Jackson Pollock.  Aren't they amazing!? 

Donaldson Class enjoyed making - and eating - delicious fruit Union Jack flags in honour of the Coronation of King Charles III

Bradley entered an external competition to become the face of the new Palin fruit and vegetable van. Well done to our Bradley pupil who won the competition. Look out for the van around Derbyshire! 

Bradley School entered an art competition for National Dinosaur Day. We looked at different artists and techniques and children created their own representations. These are some of their fantastic creations!  

Brailsford Peak Class went out into the woods and created wonderful artwork with natural materials that they found on the ground.