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St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary School

Where charity and love are, God is there


Art and design fosters creativity, imagination and confidence: skills that are transferable to every other subject on the school curriculum. At St Nicholas of Tolentine, we believe that a strong art education can give young people an appreciation of why art matters. It allows children to understand where it comes from, and where it fits in a wider social, historical and political context. As well as being an enjoyable and pleasurable subject to study, art gives students an understanding of the world and themselves.


At St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary, we follow The National Curriculum to plan age appropriate lessons as part of a thematic curriculum. The National Curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all pupils;


  •  produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences;
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques;
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design;
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms


Please refer to class pages to see the exciting curriculum that our learners are helping to create.

Term 1 - Self Portraits 


This term the whole school will be exploring and creating self portraits. We will be using different skills and materials to create our self portraits. The document below shows some examples of famous artists and their self portraits! 

Home Learning Art Gallery 2021

Home Learning Ideas and Activities 


Virtual Art Galleries

Collections — Google Arts & Culture

This link shows lots of different museums from around the world. Click on the little yellow person to drop into the museums and move around them. 


Games, Quizzes and lots more...

Tate Kids

This website allows you to explore lots of different art styles and activities. You can explore different artists and view the work they have created.


Recyclable Art Activities 

Downloads — Darrell Wakelam

This website has lots of ideas to make sculptures out of household items and recyclable materials. Can you work with your family to create a sculpture? 


*Please send any artwork to your class teacher so we can display it in our very own St Nicholas Online Art Gallery! We look forward to seeing all of your creations.*

Whole School Collaborations 


All the children at St Nicholas of Tolentine took part in making this beautiful poppy display for Remembrance Day. 

Reception Art and Design 

Reception have loved mixing primary colours to see what new colours they can make. We have been using lots of language to describe what happens.

Year 1 Art and Design