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The Arts

Statement of Intent

At St Gregory’s we believe that the role of the Art’s is not just to promote creativity within each and every child; we recognise the power that music, art and drama can have in nurturing  a child’s  self-confidence, individuality and expression of their emotions.


The Art’s are not just seen as discrete lessons but as the building blocks of core subjects. For example: teaching Shakespeare in English through emersion in drama well before putting pen to paper. Because unless you’ve lived it how can you truly write about it?


By offering children a diverse and rich art, drama and music curriculum we know we will be developing children who have the perseverance to keep practicing their craft: kind and caring pupils who can work collaboratively with each other and are not afraid to take on new experiences with confidence in their own ability to try their best.


You will leave St Gregory’s with a diverse knowledge and skill set which will leave you feeling confident. You will know that with any new challenge that arises when leaving our school you will be able to face it head on and confident in your abilities to adapt, create and work with the people around you.

Term 5 Art Competition

Term 6 - Design our new House logos competition

Turner Gallery Visit - Art Rebels Project


We had members of the Turner  Gallery visit us this week to work a long side our children on a project entitled 'Art Rebels' it was brilliant listening to our children discuss what being a 'rebel' meant to them and how this can be shown in Art work. Once again, we showed how creative our children can be . The art work below was created using a variety of materials and was completely from the children's wild and wonderful imaginations!



Mr G

The Arts Leader

Year 4 Romeo and Juliet Performance 


through term one and two, year 4 were immersed in the world of Shakespeare, studying the play Romeo and Juliet. This gave many opportunities for cross-curricular learning as the children wrote Newspaper articles, diary entries and recounts all based on events in the play. In addition, the class were learning through drama and performed on stage at the Theatre Royal in Margate. The photos shown are from the performance to the School. 


It was an absolute joy to watch and fantastic work Miss Wilson for bringing the world of Shakespeare to life for the children.


Mr G

The Arts Leader

KS2 Virtual Orchestra Trip to the Sidney Cooper Gallery In Canterbury


On Friday 29th March 2019. Mr Gilbert took children from years 3 to 6 to experience a Virtual Orchestra at the Sidney Cooper Gallery. This exhibition was a 10-room installation featuring Philarmonia Orchestra performing the pieces from Gustav Holst's The Planets. The children were taken on a guided tour to witness each of the different instrument groups playing. Exploring a variety of new and interesting the sounds the children were able to play orchestral instruments a long to the music. Finally, the children were able to put on a virtual reality headset and experience what it is like to sit in-front of a conductor.


I know that this was a very enlightening experience for many of the children with a year 6 pupil saying they will practice their trumpet more so they can play in an orchestra one day!


This shows why we cherish the Arts at St Gregory's 


Mr Gilbert

The Arts Leader

Virtual Orchestra Canterbury Trip

Virtual Orchestra Canterbury Trip 1
Virtual Orchestra Canterbury Trip 2
Virtual Orchestra Canterbury Trip 3

29.04.19 - 01.05.19 Star Snapper Workshop

This week, we were lucky enough to be visited by the Star Snappers! Each class in the School took part in a photography workshop where each child was able to pose and take professional photos of their peers. Using state of the art lighting and camera equipment, this was a fantastic opportunity for our children to see what it takes to be a professional photographer. The Star snappers team were fantastic with our children and each classed absolutely loved the opportunity they were given.


Mt Gilbert

Arts Leader

Marc giving some tips on getting the perfect pose.

22.04.19- Thanet School's Young Artist Competition - Sainsbury's Westwood Cross


This year, we have made a real push to give our children more opportunities to be involved with the arts, not just in school but also in the wider community. We were lucky enough to be invited once again by the Margate Rotary Club to submit Art from children in our School to be displayed at an exhibition at the Sainsbury's store Westwood Cross.


The theme this year was 'My Special World' this was a topic which sparked the imagination of both the children and teachers. Each year group worked with a different medium for example: Year 4 used chalk and looked at perspective  drawing, Year 1/2 used paper and layering and year 5 and 6 studied Andy Warhol and Pop Art.


Although all our children produced fantastic pieces of work, only a select few could be put forward to the finals where they were judged. Our very own Lily B from KS1 and Ruth from Year 4 were awarded Merits and commendations.


Well done to all the children who took part you are all amazing!


Mr G

The Arts Leader


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Year 5 - Term 5 - Blue Planet Art Project


This term, in year 5 we are embarking on an Art project called 'The Blue Planet' project. This has been inspired by the BBC programme of the same name. The focus of the project is to educate other about how we effect the oceans with by plastic. Over the first two weeks of the project the children have created their own sea creatures using recycled plastic and other materials. This will be displayed in the school as a piece of ethical art with a message of reducing the use of single use plastic and trying to recycle more. The children will be moving onto designing and sewing their own sea creatures.


I'm blown away by the children's imagination and creativity!

Mr G

The Arts Leader


23.05.19 Term 5 Sketching Competition exhibition


Once, again a huge congratulations to all the children who took part in this term's art competition. Yesterday, the work of the children was exhibited on the playground and we had some lovely responses from parents.

This term's winners and runners up were:

KS1: Janielle and Keina

LKS2: Joshua and Sophia

UKS2: Jasmine and Frankie


I am very proud of all our artists at this School and I'm looking forward to the next term's submissions (see the attachments)


Mr G

The Arts Leader



23.05.19 Term 5 Sketching Competition exhibition

23.05.19 Term 5 Sketching Competition exhibition  1
23.05.19 Term 5 Sketching Competition exhibition  2
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