Wigton Infant School

Art

Art is an important part of our curriculum. We have achieved the Arts Mark Gold award in 2012. Click here to find out more.

Every class has an art or creative area where the children will work with a teacher or another adult on art projects. Children are also encouraged to work independently in these areas to practise the skills they have learned. This also includes cleaning up after themselves!

We have beautiful grounds which are used as inspiration for the Arts. These include an Oriental, an English and a Fantasy garden.

Art is used to enhance other areas of the curriculum such as Literacy and Maths. It is also used to begin discussions in subjects like History or Geography or to improve observational skills in Science.

We are very lucky in that we are very well resourced and can provide the children with many different media and materials with which to work.

We have a 'Big Arts Week' every summer where the children are involved in activities based on a theme such as animals. India, outdoors....etc.