In Art and Design we aim 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 the great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

As well as class based Art and Design work linked to our Cornerstones creative learning projects, we also offer extra-curricular art clubs which are offered to all year groups through the academic year.

Click on the first picture below to view our gallery of art work.

During their 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' project Year 3 studied the art work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Children then created their own fruit and vegetable themed sketches and paintings.

Allegra used fabrics and collage to create 'Rusty the Autumn Man'. Wonderful creative work Allegra!

As part of their work on 'Predators' Year 3 created pastel drawings of birds of prey.

Please see our slide show selection of pastel drawings below.

Please see our slide show selection below of art pieces on the theme of 'Predator' by Year 3.

As part of their project on Ancient Greece the children in Year 3 created their own vases, building up papier mache over a balloon structure, before painting and decorating their vases, making their patterns and pictures look as authentic as possible.

Year 4 paintings of Boudicca reflect their research as part of their project on the Romans.

In their PSHCE lesson Year 4 discussed 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch. Children considered the emotions of the figure in the foreground and why he might be screaming. This led to discussion of anxiety, fears and phobias and ways in which we can cope with these.

As part of their 'Pharaohs' creative learning project, children in Year 5 designed and made canopic jars using papier mache and lots of gold paint.

As part of their 'Time Traveller' creative learning project all the children in Year 5 designed and made a clock.

Year 5 learned how to create Andy Warhol-style, pop art portraits from a photo using a Photoshop application.

During their 'Child's War' project Year 6 created paintings of the Blitz.

In Year 6, as part of their 'ID' project, children carefully observed photographs of famous people and then sketched the matching half of their portrait. The results are fabulous!

We have displayed our art work in Sprotbrough Library.

 Each year we enter the Dearne Valley Arts Festival. In 2016 children at Copley Junior School were successful in being placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the category for 9-15 years! In 2017 Emelia D was placed 2nd for her age category. In 2018 Isabelle S was placed 2nd for her age category and a selected number of our children's art pieces were chosen to be presented in the exhibition. Parents and relatives were able to view all the entries as they were exhibited at Sir Thomas Wharton School over one weekend.

Please click on each featured piece of art work below to move through the carousel.

Miss Passant leads our very popular extra-curricular Art Club. Children undertake fun activitities to develop their skills using a range of media, including water colours and oil pastels.

Create Club – Create Club is run by Mrs Lyons, who runs her Create Club Company, providing workshops for schools and community groups. The children make a creative ‘Around the World’ product each week to bring home as follows: Cave paintings with charcoal and mud; Aboriginal art; African bead making; Indian rice mandalas; Japanese printing and origami; Marvellous Mayan masks; Russian Faberge egg.

Craft Club - Children make a variety of craft products at this club, including badges, dream catchers, hedgehog keyrings, finger puppets and themed crafts.