Art & Design

Barnsley Music Education Hub website now has new features which we really hope will support schools. As well as a new Online Learning section that was developed last term, we have also been working hard to reduce the amount of printed paper resources that we use, therefore we have included the following documents online:

·         Pupil Practice Diary

·         Pupil Handbook (Lots of information about how lessons work)

·         New Starter Form (Pink Form)

Here is The link to these documents:

Creative Badgers…

The Badgers have had a lovely first week and a half back in school. We are so proud of how well they have settled in and how hard they are working. Here are some of the lovely pieces of artwork we created last week. We had fun making paper plate badgers using our folding and cutting skills and have loved adding googly eyes to our creations!


Talking Creatively 

We spent an afternoon sharing our feelings, emotions and experiences about the Pandemic with classmates and adults while learning new textile skills.


Kindness Matters 

We used new art techniques to represent people who showed kindness during the Pandemic. Many of these people are our family members & live in our community.

Peace Lily 

The Tigers thoroughly enjoyed reading and discussing the text and illustrations within ‘Peace Lily’ by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey. Afterwards, we studied the flower and used sketching skills to draw a lily. We then looked at the differences between lilies and peace lilies and progressed our sketching skills to create a still life oil pastel sketch with a background. The level of discussions and artwork from the children was fantastic. An amazing start to a new school year!

Space Art

The Year 5/6 Tigers were challenged to create a piece of artwork using oil pastels, focusing on this half-term’s topic – Space! With limited time, the children listened well to instructions and added their own ‘flare’ to their designs. Here are just two of many excellent final pieces.



The Hedgehogs enjoyed learning about the work of the artist Maggie Hambling. They listened to the sound of the sea and used the string technique to create waves using paint. We also discussed what Maggie Hambling said about waves: ‘A wave is both alive and dead.’

Capturing the Best Bits

Our fantastic trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park gave us endless opportunities to use our photography and film skills. Today, we enjoyed reliving the special experiences, as well as selecting and editing film and photos.

Alberto Giocametti

The Year 3/4 Owls have researched and studied the work of Alberto Giocametti. We concentrated on his sculpture work and created our own figures. We also looked at faces and facial expressions.

Design and Display

We really are looking forward to exploring the Yorkshire Sculpture Park next week. Our learning, linked to sculpture, is encouraging us to use our imagination, interpretation and inspiration!


Land Ahoy!

The Sunflowers and Daffodils have been creating their own telescopes so that they can be real pirates and go on a treasure hunt! They carefully selected and cut their materials and thought about different ways of joining them together.

‘Wow said the Owl’

The Sunflowers and Daffodils have been extremely lucky to be chosen to take part in an art project that will be displayed at the Cooper gallery. Look how busy they are working with the special artists! We cant wait to visit the gallery!

Technology experts

The Sunflowers and Daffodils are amazing at using ‘Purple Mash’ independently in the learning areas. They have even been working hard to type their names on the keyboards. What super stars!


Our Ashley

Ashley Jackson is a very famous artist from Barnsley. He paints landscapes in the Yorkshire Dales, often when the weather is bleak. We sketched in the style of Ashley Jackson using b- 8b pencils.

Pancake Prep.

As this week is our class Cook It week, we put our weighing, measuring, selecting, mixing, choosing, cooking, separating, flipping, eating and washing up skills to the test! Yummmmmmm!


The Foxes have been using their colour mixing skills to explore different shades of green. We never knew there were so many different ones!

We are Chinese Bakers!

The Year 1/2 Bees have had a wonderful time this week weighing out ingredients, mixing and baking some delicious traditional Chinese biscuits. They decorated them with icing and sprinkles ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year.