Art and Design

The Arts at Holy Spirit

Let's get creative!At Holy Spirit we nurture the creativity of our children and we encourage them to produce creative work whilst exploring ideas and using their fantastic imaginations.This year we have invested a lot of time into our learning environments to enable our wonderful children to be immersed in the topics that they are currently learning about.

The document below contains the Programmes of Study for the New National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2.  It outlines what is taught in Art and Design throughout the school.


Primary Art National Curriculum 


Cave a Pumpkin Competition 

As part of a whole school Design and Technology school project we set children the task of carving a spooky design pumpkin at home with the help of their parents/careers. Thank you to everyone who entered, we received some fantastic designs, but sadly could only select a first and second prize from each class. 

Check out out the winners below from Nursery to year 6.

Parliament Projects 

For Parliament week each of our classes designed and made a landmark from around the UK. The children used a range of different skills in Design and Technology across the school to produce some fantastic models.  

Year 6 Workshop with Dave Bixter

'Year 6 were lucky enough to enjoy a full day workshop with artist Dave Bixter. During the day they used our sketch books to experiment with shapes and lines.  They learnt all about negative space, how to use viewfinders and then created a collage of their work together. 

Year 4 Roman Artwork

Year 4 have been working hard during their Roman topic to create some beautiful Roman mosaic pictures.



Staff Training 

Within one of our staff meetings the teachers took part in an art session.  The idea was that we could use the suggestions as starting point within our classroom.  We, then talked and shared ideas generated.  During the session we were aware of how some of some of us felt comfortable and willing to have a go and some were a little unsure.  As a staff, this has made us more aware of how the children may feel and we realise that 'Art is in the eye of the beholder'

Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Competition 2019

We held our annual Easter Bonnet and Easter Egg design competition. There were some fantastic efforts and here is just a glimpse of them!

Year 2 Trip- Walker Art Gallery

We had a fantastic day at the Walker Art Gallery being 'Portrait Detectives'! We looked at art from a range of different periods and then had the opportunity to create our own self portraits.


Entry to the gallery is also completely free!