Art and Design

"I love being able to express myself in different ways" Year 5

"We have stacked patterns.  They can be very colourful.  I love being creative." Year 3

"We have painted rocks, we used animal prints.  I used a lady bug and it turned out really good." Year 2



At Scissett CE Academy, we aim to provide a creative and inspiring environment that ensures every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in Art and design and believe that every child within our school should have full access to the Art provision as laid down in the National Curriculum regardless of age, gender or ability.

The intent of our Art education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form.

It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression. While it is essentially a practical subject, art should provide opportunities for reflection and, with increasing sensitivity, pupils should acquire the ability to make informed, critical responses of their own work and that of others. There is great pleasure to be derived from Art learning and, through deeper understanding; pupils can gain access to cultural richness and diversity. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.

At Scissett CE Academy we believe that the learning of Art provides a valuable educational, as well as social and cultural experiences for children of all ages. Pupils develop life skills and have the chance to extend their knowledge of a practitioner’s works.


Our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills in art using a range of media and materials. Children have the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas developing skills in drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art.

 Children study a range of works by famous artists to develop knowledge of styles this is achieved through cross-curricular opportunities in the classroom. Art is displayed to motivate and inspire others and to celebrate the pupils’ artwork in their class.


Our Art Curriculum is planned to demonstrate progression and to stimulate creativity. Pupils are clear about what the intended outcomes are and have a means to measure their own work against this, as a means of expression or to explore the styles of other artists that inspire our own work.

In Art, children are reflective and evaluate their own and each other’s work, thinking about how they can make changes to keep improving. This is meaningful and continuous throughout the process, with evidence of age-related verbal and written reflection.


What Learning Looks Like




Art Overview 2023-2024

Year 5 - War Horse Artwork

Year 5 have been finishing off their set design project around the stage show of War Horse. We have experimented with materials to create drama and effect.

Year 3 - Storytelling through Art - May 2024

In Year 3 we are using Art to tell stories. We have focussed on the work of illustrator Quentin Blake. We’ve loved developing our ideas using in his style. Can you tell which Dahl story we are trying to tell?

Year 2 - Art and Imagination - May 2024

Year 2 are exploring how we can transform objects using art and our imagination.
We are using sticks to create our own Worry dolls to take away all of our worries. We’ve loved choosing colours to make our worry dolls look interesting.
We are excited to take them home when they are finished.

Year 5 Artwork inspired by Kittie Jones - March 2024

In art lessons, Year 5 have been creating mixed media landscapes. The children discovered the artist Kittie Jones and her artwork inspired their own pieces. They loved experimenting with colour and using different techniques.

Create and Design Day - Year 3 - March 2024

Create and Design Day 13.03.2024 - Year 3 took part in an exciting project with the Royal Opera House.
Using a design brief we designed and created our own set designs around the story of “The Magic Flute”
We learnt all about the role of a set designer and how to work at a smaller scale. We absolutely loved getting creative.

Art Starz After School Club - February 2024

Our Art Starz after school club has now started. The children have already been busy creating some fantastic art work with local artist, Jane Middleton. We can’t wait to see what else they produce!


Art and Craft Afternoon - December 2023

We held our Art and Craft drop in afternoon on Thursday 14 December.  The event was a time for parents and carers to work alongside their child in school - sticking, glueing and lots of glitter!!  





Charcoal Art Work

During Art lessons with Mrs Whittle Year 4 have been developing their charcoal skills. We are working on telling stories through art focusing during this lesson on the fairy story “Little Red Riding Hood”. We loved the depth and drama the charcoal helped up create in our pieces.


Art After School Club

What a colorful start to our KS1 Scissett Art Club! We have created some thoughtful portraits that portray our inner and outer self. 
We are also working on something big to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! 
There are lots more exciting things coming up such as Fabric painting, Nature art and Printing! We can’t wait to show you what we get up to! 
Art Club Jubilations 

In Art Club the children have been busy creating Jubilee artwork including crowns and a portrait of the Queen. They have hidden little pictures within it including flags, crowns and even a corgi. Can you spot them? 
We are sending our portrait up to St Augustine's church and then after the Jubilee we will display it in the school hall to commemorate the event. 

Art Workshop - Summer 2023

On Friday the whole school got to spend the day with Lisa Stubbs, a Yorkshire artist, illustrator and printmaker.

Each class had to opportunity to spend some time with Lisa and learn all about different print techniques.

Here is a little selection of what our Scissett stars created!

Art Workshop Video Part 1

Art Workshop Video Part 2