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​Expressive Arts and Design


In the nursery school, children are involved in a wide range of creative activities including dance, drama role-play and music. Through dance and role-play children are given the opportunity to understand and represent their world in a safe and supportive environment.

Singing and group music activities aim to encourage children to explore and experiment with the variety of ways in which sound can be produced and controlled. As the children gain in confidence, they begin to recognise the sound of a variety of instruments, to perform both individually and in a group and respond to a variety of non-verbal instructions.

We have regular dance and movement sessions during which the children are given the opportunity to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, to use space effectively and to move with increasing control and co-ordination.

Children are encouraged to participate in the many opportunities provided for modelling, painting, drawing and designing. In order to refine and develop each child’s creative potential, we offer advice and additional material when required. We also encourage the child to discuss the process of creating and to discuss the finished product.

Our aim is to foster a sense of pride and ownership in each child. We, therefore, believe that it is important to display the children’s work around the nursery school attractively and in its original form.