Expressive Arts give children time to explore and experiment with ideas, materials, activities, thoughts and feelings. Through this they learn to share, develop imagination, solve problems, extend vocabulary and play co-operatively with each other.
Role play activities change frequently and we aim to reflect “life experiences” where children are given the opportunities to dress up and take on various roles, e.g. hairdresser, doctor, builder, vet, cook, etc.
Our children are encouraged to enjoy taking part in singing, dancing and playing musical instruments. Through these activities they find new ways of expressing themselves, improve their listening skills, learn to appreciate and enjoy a variety of music and develop an understanding of musical concepts such as loud/soft, fast/slow, etc.
Children are encouraged to participate in gluing, painting, printing and modelling. Opportunities like this help children develop their imagination, experiment with materials, plan and solve problems and gain confidence from creating something of their own.