Calderbrook Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 4RB

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Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

" Art is not what you see

but what you make others see."


Statement of Intent Art and Design: 

At Christ the King, we believe that it is our role to develop children’s experience of art, craft and design through an inspirational, creative and an engaging curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. As the children progress through our curriculum, we will continually provide them with the opportunity to critically evaluate and analyse artwork, form opinions and encourage them to use artistic language in discussions. Our Art and Design curriculum encourages children to be critical thinkers with a solid understanding by knowing how Art and Design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Art and Design at Christ the King 


Autumn 1 Fire

This half term, with Mrs. Allen, Year 1 have studied the topic of fire. This has linking with the Year 1 history topic. The lessons focussed on colour looking at primary colours and secondary colours, colour washing and collage, and colour mixing. A s part of this unit Year 1 studied the artists Kandinsky & Matisse.

Year 4 Art and Design

Contextual study 

Children looked at famous artists such as Paul Cezanne 

Developing skills

Children then practised their skills -fine drawing and painting – adding water/colour washing/colour intensity skills.

Final outcome 

Year 5 Art and Design

Contextual study 

Children looked at work by the artist Paul Cummins. Cummins' most famous work was his poppy installation at the Tower of London. We explored a range of his sculptures, paintings and drawings to inspire our own work.

Developing skills

The children then developed their skills of observation drawing, mixing and layering paint and composition.

Final Outcome

Year 6 Art and Design

Contextual study

Children looked at work from Pablo Picasso and studied his different styles: Cubism, the Rose Period and the Blue Period. 

They developed their skills of blending blues and reds to the correct shade to use in their work for Picasso's Blue and Rose Period and created some wonderful final pieces.