Quarry School Place, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8LH

Expressive Arts and Design

Our curricular aims in expressive arts and design for this year is ‘To use my imagination to express myself freely using a range of media‘.

The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.

From the EYFS statutory framework, 2021