Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Beighton Nursery and Infant School
Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Art & Design Mission Statement

At our school we aim to engage, inspire and challenge children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

At our school children are provided with opportunities to produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. We think it is vital that they are provided with opportunities to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and craft and design techniques.

Children are also taught the importance of evaluating and analysing their creative work and the work of others using the language of art, craft and design. Children are then given opportunities to alter their work and improve it once they have taken on board feedback from others.

Arts Week

Each year we have a whole week dedicated to Art. In our more recent Arts Week, each year group created different pieces of artwork linked to their topic. After visiting Cleethorpes, Nursery made props for their seaside performance, including sunglasses and a large octopus! Reception used junk modelling to make their own binoculars for their bear hunt. They also made their own grass and mud for their performance of ‘We’re Going On a Bear hunt’ which they performed for everyone. Year One used the Purple Mash app 2Design to design their own fish before using different materials to create an underwater world for their fish. They also explored silhouette art and created an underwater world at night. Year Two also used the Purple Mash app 2Design to make their own 3D African vehicles. They used clay to make traditional African huts and made their own African masks. Finally Year Two also made their own backdrops for their performance by printing their own patterns onto sheets using blocks of wood, string and paint. Have a look below at some of the photos from Arts Week.




Art and Design support 

Here are some suggestions of websites for parents and carers to use. These websites can support your child's learning of art, design and technology. Please have a look at them and get creative!

KS1 Bitesize

Art and Design

Arts organisations and places to visit

Please Note: Beighton Nursery Infant School is not responsible for content on external websites


Competition winner

Congratulations to Scarlett who won the colouring competition award. She entered the competition with lots of other children within our local area and the judges voted hers the best! Scarlett's work was even displayed at Crystal Peaks for everyone to see. Well done Scarlett!


Art & Design Curriculum 

 Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2