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Expressive Art and Design


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

Children have access to a home corner and small world area, which allows them to draw on previous experiences to re-enact scenarios from home. Through the use of role play the children are building their language skills, using their imagination and creating story lines within their play.

There are two Early Learning Goals in this area:

Creating with Materials: Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. They share their creations, explaining the processes they have used. Children make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories.

Being imaginative and expressive: Children invent, adapt and recount narratives and stories with peers and their teacher. They sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs. Children perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others and try to move with music.