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:

We are going on a minibeast hunt! 

The children in FS2 have been learning all about minibeasts. They have been on a minibeast hunt and learnt all about different habitats. They know lots of facts and really enjoyed finding out that ladybirds smell with their feet! The children decided to make mini bug hotels; they collected lots of sticks and used recycled plastic bottles. We looked carefully at some bugs and did some amazing sketches, adding lots of details.

Viking Stew

The Badgers have started working on their Viking Banquet food this week. They have used their peeling, chopping and tasting skills to prepare a Viking Stew. They even got to try some of the vegetables!

Abstract Artists

We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the abstract art of Jackson Pollock. We used similar techniques, listened to the music of Gershwin (just like Pollock did) and enjoyed discussing feelings and experiences that we portrayed in our creations.


Just So Stories

When our children returned from lockdown 3, they took part in a creative project linked to the ‘Just So Stories’ by Rudyard Kipling. They had to create their own Just So Stories based on an animal of their choosing – the end results were fantastic. To bring their stories to life, the children used a range of design techniques to plan and create their own masks for the main characters in their stories. In this video, you can see our children creating their masterpieces – enjoy!

Creative Crew!

Our class text ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ inspired our ‘owl-themed’ writing and artwork today. We are delighted with our pastel skills!

The Three Little Pigs

This week, the Caterpillars have been reading the story of The Three Little Pigs and decided to build their own houses to test out on The Big Bad Wolf. In teams, we have carefully designed and built our houses. Hopefully, they will be wind and waterproof!

Easter Blessings

We planned, designed and made our sun catcher Easter cards using glass paints. They can be recycled as a window decoration to bring light into our homes all year!

Easter Baskets!

The Daisies have had so much fun creating their Easter baskets. Look at their smiles! I think they will love what’s inside even more. Enjoy, beautiful little ones!


Water Works!

The Foxes learned about the famous artist, Maggie Hambling, then used a string and paint technique to create wave effects.

Christmas Decorations

The Leopards enjoyed designing their toys, creating them, decorating them and lighting them up! They applied their knowledge of electrical circuits to become decoration designers.

Christmas Cakes 2020

The Leopards enjoyed baking and decorating their very own Christmas cakes. Thank you to Mrs Allen and Mrs Birch for giving the children this extra-special, festive treat.

Chocolate apples!

The Daisies have loved celebrating Bonfire Night. Today they made their very own chocolate apples. It was so hard not to have a little taste before completing their apples. They used lots of sprinkles of course!


The children followed written and pictorial instructions independently. They were given an instruction booklet and resources- the rest was up to them! The results were beautifully unique- and very glittery.