j Arts - Barnton

At Barnton Community Nursery and Primary School we value the arts as a way for our children to express their own creativity. The Arts include: Art, Design & Technology, Dance, Music, Creative Writing, Drama and Poetry. Creative writing, drama and poetry are taught through English and topics. Art, Design & Technology, Dance, and Music are taught within topics.

Whole school Arts weeks give the opportunity for children to work on large projects over time, allowing them the opportunity to work with a variety of media, techniques and themes – linking different aspects of the Arts to develop independent learning.

Artwork is created throughout the school year for a number of local competitions and projects, providing them with the opportunity to see their own work displayed in gallery spaces, as well at school where it enhances our learning environment.

Music is at the heart of Barnton Community Primary and Nursery School. Our award winning choir have had the opportunity to perform across the region. During Year 5 all our children join our school orchestra and learn to play an instrument. Alongside this peripatetic music lessons are offered – including drums, guitar and keyboard. Extra-curricular activities also give our children the opportunity to develop the Arts outside of the curriculum. Drama, music, creative writing are all included.


For every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain and artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso