Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive Arts and Design is about children responding in a variety of ways to what they see, hear, smell, touch or feel and how, as a result of these encounters, they express and communicate their own ideas, thoughts and feeling.

This is made up of the following aspects:

Media and Materials: This is about the children’s independent and guided exploration of and engagement with a widening range of media and materials finding out about, thinking about and working with colour, texture, shape, space and form in two and three dimensions.

This is also about children’s independent and guided exploration of sound, movement and music. Focusing on how sounds can be made and changed, how they can form a rhythm, matching movements to music and singing familiar songs.

Also included in this area is the way that children learn about the construction process and the tools and techniques that can be used to assemble materials creatively and safely.

Being Imaginative: This is about how children are supported to develop their imagination through stories, role-play, imaginative play, music, design and art.


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Our website will provide you with introductory information about our aims and values. They will explain how we work and how the children will learn during their time with us.

Additional information will be displayed in school, published on this website or sent home in Newsletters. At all times, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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