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The Arts

The arts play a big part in our curriculum at Belmont Infant School. We see dance, drama, music and the visual arts as fundamental to cultural engagement and personal development.  Artistic experiences fuel imagination and in turn imagination fuels creativity.

Our learning and outdoor environment stimulates creativity and innovation to enable our children to unleash their imagination. We believe that by developing skills in creative and performing arts we develop a child's individuality and self-confidence. 

All teachers carefully plan an art or design based sequence of activities leading to a creative outcome.  These are linked to the class topics.  For example when studying dinosaurs in Reception the children closely observed a range of fossils, experimented with using different media for dark and light, and finally produced charcoal sketches.  In Year 1 whilst learning about animals, the children observed their class African land snail, looked at photos, paintings and sculptures of snails then used the technique 'collography' to print and paint a snail.


We have a specialist music teacher who works with all classes on singing, music appreciation, movement and percussion.  In most terms all classes from Nursery to Year 2 take part in a celebration assembly for parents showcasing their singing linked to learning or the time of year e.g. the Summer Concert.

NEW  - we are excited to be launching our new art website where you can find creative inspiration and a place for art work from our community to be shared! Visit  https://artatbelmontinfants.wordpress.com/ 
We aim to have a new exciting Art Challenge on the website every Friday for you to try at home​, and will also be sharing a piece of music every Monday and Wednesday for you to listen and respond to with art. Please send your creative responses to the email sent via ParentMail on 26th March.