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Expressive Arts & Design

Expressive Arts & Design (Specific)

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.


Examples within the Foundation Stage setting include:

Opportunities for role-play linked to the current Topic theme (e.g. Dinosaur World)

Exploring a range of instruments and enjoying songs and rhymes

Making use of junk modelling materials for arts and craft activities


Early Learning Goals

Exploring and using media and materials
Being imaginative
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