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Back at school - summer 2020 ART

Congratulations to all artists who entered the lockdown challenge.  It raised the spirits of everyone who viewed your wonderful creativity and hard work.  Well done!  The KS1 prize was shared by Kallie and Lydia for their joint entry - a classical delight -  and KS2 prize went to Sebastian for his eye for detail.  Thank you for entering, it was a pleasure to see each and every one of your pictures.

Miss Mudd

Details about the St Mary's Lockdown Art Challenge - closing date 6th May

Art ideas for fun and learning during school closure

In this most unusual of times we can find comfort and distraction in art.  It allows us to express our feelings, explore the world around us and generally get messy and have fun!

I have created links to some museum websites which give great ideas to express creativity and give access to world art to inspire and enjoy.  The Tate Kids zone in particular is a real treasure trove of wonderful activities.  I hope you find something you love.  Send in a picture of your masterpieces and I will make a slideshow. 

Take care and see you soon.

Miss Mudd

Statement of Intent

At St Mary’s we  aim to provide an art curriculum which will enable each child to reach their full potential in learning in art, through investigating and making, through research and the development of skills and through their evaluation of their own art and that made by others. Our art and design education will 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. The children will be able to think critically and develop a deep understanding of art and design. They will know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
Thomas Merton


The Subject Leader for Art is Lesley Mudd

Threshold concepts for Art


These concepts are the ‘big ideas’ that shape students’ thinking within the subject. The same threshold concepts will be explored in every year group and students will gradually increase their understanding of them.


  • Develop ideas

    This concept involves understanding how ideas develop through an artistic process.

  • Master techniques

    This concept involves developing a skill set so that ideas may be communicated.

  • Take inspiration from the greats

    This concept involves learning from both the artistic process and techniques of great artists and artisans throughout history.


Art on Display around the School

Young Art East Anglia Competition Entries 2020

Art in Reception - 2019-20

Art in Year 2 - 2019-20

Art in Year 3 - 2019-20

Art in Year 4 - 2019-20

Art in Year 5 - 2019-20