Guildhall Feoffment

Bridewell Lane,
Bury St. Edmunds,
Suffolk, IP33 1RE.

Tel: 01284 754840






In Early Years

Art is fundamental to learning in the Early Years (Reception classes). Both the indoor classrooms and outdoor area include provision for painting, drawing, chalking, making and designing.  

 bog baby'bog baby'

Every day we provide opportunities for adult led and child led creative activities, linked to the story or theme for that week or to an idea that has come from the children’s own interests. Both classrooms have a permanent making area which is always incredibly popular. Here the children can make anything they wish.  There is paint and playdough constantly available as well as numerous other mediums from clay to pastels available regularly.

photographs of Early Years Art & Design in the Classroom

In Years 1-6

At Guildhall Feoffment we follow the Suffolk scheme of work “Art and Design in Suffolk” comprising six half-termly units of work for each year group.  The units are based on the areas of experience of Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Collage, Textiles and 3D.  It is planned to ensure progression and continuity of learning experiences from Year 1 to Year 6.  

Many of these units are linked or adapted to fit with a current topic or to a particular artist being studied.  Art and design is frequently linked and taught through other subjects too such as creating a 3D model of a river valley or an Egyptian mask in history.  

Examples of topics Art & Design is linked to: (please click to see photographs).


William's War

St Lucia




Examples of individual artists studied: (please click on the link to see photographs).

Matisse, Klee and Vasarely

Goldsworthy and Hearld

 Warhol and Lichtenstein

Tinga Tinga




Since 2015 'Crafty Foxes' a local company,(links to the Crafty Foxes website) have run a craft club after school throughout the year. This is offered to all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6.  Here, the children decorate ceramics, do decoupage, stained glass, fabric painting etc.  A different project is completed every week.

crafaty foxes

More photographs of Crafty Foxes club


Another Art Club is run by teachers once a week after school which is also offered to Years 1 to 6 with different year groups being offered the opportunity to join each term.  Recent projects have including drawing and sketching trees, 3D figures, decoupage pots, clay tiles and batiking. 

art club 01

More photographs of Art Club

In 2015-2016 we also ran a sewing club.


We had a 'Cultural Week' in June 2017 focusing on Europe, during which various artists were studied.





Including recent items from our 'latest news' pages from 2017 & 2018.
finger painint peacock
fnger painiting club
Finger Painting Club
Year 1 enjoyed Finger Painting Club during the Spring Term. As you
can see they produced some amazing work... May 2018
stickman 04
stikman 03
stickman 02
stickman 01
Early Years Stickmen
Early Years children have been enjoying a variety of Stickman-related
activities, including reading the story, making our own Stickmen, using
sticks for measurement and modelling Stickmen from Playdough... Nov 2017
poppies y3
poppies quote
poppies y2
poppies y1
 popies eys
poppies eys
Remembrance Day Art
All year groups have been producing Art linked to Remembrance/Poppy
Day.  There are now some beautiful displays up around school. Early Years have been producing transient (non-permanent) art using the same theme....Nov 2017
ArtsAward Success
The children in Owl Class have been working towards their Arts Award
throughout the year, engaging in a wide variety of music making, dance,
drama and art activities. They have particularly enjoyed the drama this
year. Highlights were watching performances by West Suffolk College
students who they interviewed afterwards and spending a morning at the
Theatre Royal, where they had a guided tour of the theatre and had the
opportunity to perform on stage.

Arts Award supports young people to develop as artists and art leaders.
It is designed to inspire children and young people to enjoy the arts. It
offers the chance to develop creativity, communication and leadership
skills and get recognised through national qualifications. Owl class have
achieved the first Arts Award at 'Discover' level. There are a further four
Arts Award levels that young people up to the age of 25 can get involved

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England. Guildhall Feoffment School participated as part of their bid for Artsmark Gold... July 2017
Bury in Bloom Art Project
Children in Year 2 had a fun afternoon working on a community arts
project to create a giant textile wall hanging based on the themes of
plants and mini-beasts. The artwork created will be scanned to go on
Bury in Bloom banners and their website... July 2017


 bsp art exhibition






Bury Schools Partnership Art Exhibition

Following on from the very successful Bury Schools Partnership ArtsProject, there will be an exhibition on the students’ work at The Apex.  All are welcome to attend. It will be held at the Apex on 27th June 5.00-7.00pm ... June 2017


Bury Schools Partnership Printmaking Project 2017

'Trees in Town' 2017

Fresh Air Friday Natural Art 2016

Big Crib Event 2015

Dragon Parade 2015 (links to East Anglian Daily Times website)


Arts Week 2015


Wolf Trail 2015

Cathedral Views at St Edmund Gallery 2015

Flower making Workshop 2015

Various Art Displays around our school from 2014





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