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Expressive Arts an design

Expressive Arts and Design 

There are two Early Learning Goals in this area: 

Creating with materials: 

Children at the expected level of development will: 

  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. 

  • Share their creations, explaining the process they have used. 

  • Make use of props and materials when role-playing characters in narratives and stories. 

Being Imaginative and Expressive: 

Children at the expected level of development will: 

  • Invent, adapt and recount narratives and stories with peers and their teacher. 

  • Sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs. 

  • Perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and (when appropriate) try to move in time with music. 

Children are taught a range of art and design technology skills which they are then encouraged to use in their child-initiated activities. Children are encouraged to make individual choices, to select the resources they need to make their pictures/models. They are taught how to look after and put away these resources. 

Children take part in music and movement sessions. They have opportunities to explore the sounds of different instruments and to create their own sounds. They have opportunities to listen and respond to different types of music. 

A role play area is set up in line with the Curiosity Approach; opportunities are made for learning in all seven areas of our curriculum. Children use their imaginations as they take on roles and create story lines in their play.