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The Arts

The arts play a big part in our curriculum at Belmont. We see dance, drama, music and visual arts as fundamental to cultural engagement and personal development.  Artistic experience fuels 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 topic.  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.  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. Summer Concert.