Creative Arts

  • 10 Nov 2018

    First World War Centenary

    Everyone at St Chad’s came together this week to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. This was a fantastic learning opportunity for all of the school and each year group had their own unique way of commemorating it. Some classes made their own poppies in a number of different ways, as well as […]

  • 01 Nov 2018

    More Big Drawing!

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  • 23 Oct 2018

    The Big Draw 2018

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  • 14 Oct 2018

    Look at me

    We have been involved and concentrating observing ourselves and creating self portraits, both inside and outside the classroom.

  • 14 Jul 2018

    Carnival of the Animals

    Watch our version of this famous composition.

  • 09 Jul 2018

    Nature Sculptures

    This term, we have been learning about nature in art. Today, we learned about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and how he created sculptures from natural materials. We even went outside and had a go ourselves! Take a look at our photos.

  • 03 Jul 2018

    Go for Goal!

    Throughout World Cup Week we have all been practising a specially written song, Go for Goal! We performed it as a whole school in our celebration assembly on Friday.  We sounded pretty amazing.  Take a look …

  • 06 Jun 2018

    Update on Wet Felting Course

    The children have deepened their knowledge and understanding of the process and technique of wet felting. Now they have enhanced their work, using the technique of needle felting, to add detail and pattern.

  • 06 Jun 2018

    The Snail and the Whale

    The children in the Foundation Stage have enjoyed sharing and exploring the story of ‘The Snail and the Whale’, by Julia Donaldson. They have used this story for inspiration, as they produce beautiful water colour paintings.

  • 17 May 2018

    Hockney Art

    We made landscapes of our local area in the style of David Hockney.

  • 03 May 2018

    Staff Wet Felting Workshop

    The staff have been involved and concentrating as they attempt to master the art and skill of wet felting. They persevered and were very determined to achieve a visual and textural piece of art, in just one hour!

  • 01 Mar 2018

    Winter Time Is Here…

    Our music theme of Winter has certainly be relevant this week! 

  • 25 Feb 2018

    Wet Felting Course

    We have achieved so much in such a short time! Only 5 weeks to master a new skill. Mrs. George is so impressed with our determination and perseverance to develop our own designs.

  • 18 Feb 2018

    Aboriginal Art

    We used various mediums to recreate Aboriginal Art. 

  • 26 Jan 2018

    Clay Birds

    The children have been displaying high levels of energy and fascination, as they model a garden bird out of clay.

  • 21 Jan 2018

    Beautiful British Birds

    The children in the before and after school club have been inspired by the up and coming RSPB Big School’s Birdwatch event and in response have produced beautiful pictures of birds.

  • 16 Jan 2018

    Year 4 enjoying playing their instruments as part of Wider Opportunities

    In Year 4, the children learn to play a brass instrument as part of the ‘wider opportunities’ initiative.

  • 29 Oct 2017

    Beautiful minds!

    This term in art, year 6 have been refining their drawing skills and making silhouettes of Sherlock Holmes. Check out the fantastic results below!

  • 20 Oct 2017

    The Big Draw 2017

    What a fabulous Big Draw we have had today, bringing life to ‘Living Lines’.

  • 13 Oct 2017

    Foundation model a ‘hoglet’

    The children in the Foundation Stage have had a special visitor in their class, nesting in one of the animal homes they have made out of a cardboard box and leaves. It was a young hoglet.

  • 12 Oct 2017

    Uppermill uncovered!

    As part of the year 6 topic this term, we have been creating our very own silhouettes of Sherlock Holmes, with an art focus of refining our drawing skills.  Check out just some of the impressive results below!

  • 07 Jul 2017

    Perfect Pizza Parlour!

    How delicious our pizza’s were!

  • 26 Jun 2017

    The Scarecrows’ Wedding

    We didn’t think it was fair for Miss Challinor to have all the fun so we designed our own wedding too!

  • 16 May 2017

    Dinosaur Islands

    In Mr. Stott’s class the children have painted pictures of their own dinosaur islands linked to the story, ‘Tom and the dinosaur egg’. Have a look at their creations.

  • 14 May 2017

    Posca Pen Art

    The children in Year 1/2 with Mrs. Bennison have continued their artistic exploration of the theme of the sea, using a new medium. 

  • 07 May 2017

    The Taj Mahal – Shades and Tones

    This week in Year 1, we have been focusing on mixing primary shades and tones. We started with our observational drawings of the Taj Mahal; we looked at lots of different pictures from different angles. Then we moved on to shading the background with watercolours using different tones. We even linked our writing to this […]

  • 28 Apr 2017

    Texture…how this developed into works of art.

    Year 1/2 were involved and concentrating as they experimented with texture, colour and form. Look how their ideas finally turned out.

  • 27 Apr 2017


    In year 1/2 we are developing our art skills with a focus on texture.

  • 01 Apr 2017

    Spring Observational Drawings.

    We love to draw in Year 1/2.

  • 16 Mar 2017

    Painting like Kandinsky

    The children in the Foundation Stage have been paying attention to detail as they embark on painting in the style of the artist Wassily Kandinsky.

  • 16 Mar 2017

    Inspired by the frogs!

    The arrival of the frogs in the school pond has inspired our artists to record these creatures using a variety of media.

  • 10 Feb 2017

    Year 6 artwork…continued!

    In year 6, we have been learning about great artists, architects and designers in history.

  • 10 Feb 2017

    Year 6 artwork.

    In year 6, we have been learning about abstract art. We have been looking at the artist Helen Frankenthaler, and have used her work as our inspiration.

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