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St Jude's School and Pre-School

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"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." (National Curriculum)

Art at St Jude’s

At St Jude’s we aspire to deliver an art and design curriculum that both engages and inspires our children; providing them with opportunities to develop their artistic knowledge and skills.


Within each year group, children will experiment with the following techniques:

  • Painting
  • Collage
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing
  • Print
  • Textile

Where possible, each year group will link art work to the theme they are studying that term. Children have their own special sketching books, which build up a portfolio of their work and show their creative journey throughout their time at St Jude’s.

Children will also develop their awareness of classic and modern artists.  Taking part in events such as, The National Gallery's Take One Picture scheme, exposes our children to a variety of different artists and their work. Each year, the gallery selects a painting from their collection and we use this as the stimulus to plan and deliver a set of cross-curricular based lessons. 


To celebrate the recent return to school for all pupils, we decided to come together to work on a whole school project.  This culminated in a beautiful spring flower installation in our school hall. 

Each year group had a spring time flower and a medium to experiment with. 

Reception created tulips using collage.

Year 1 created 3D daffodils, using recycled items.

Year 2 created hellebore sculptures, using clay.

Year 3 created crocuses using relief printing.

Year 4 created blossoms using pencil.

Year 5 created bluebells using textiles.

Year 6 created hyacinths using watercolour.