The Hyde School

The Hyde School

High Expectations = High Outcomes

  1. Our Curriculum
  2. Early Years Curriculum
  3. Our Curriculum
  4. Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive Arts and Design

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 children's experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.

ELG: Creating with Materials

Children at the expected level of development will:  

  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and  techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form  and function;  
  • Share their creations, explaining the process they have used;  
  • Make use of props and materials when role playing characters  in narratives and stories.  

ELG: Being Imaginative and Expressive

Children at the expected level of development will:  

  • Invent, adapt and recount narratives and stories with peers and  their teacher;  
  • Sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs;  
  • Perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and – when appropriate try to move in time with music.