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Expressive Arts & Design - Reception

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The subject of Expressive Arts & Design is considered an important learning component.

According to the British Government: when forming a judgement about whether an individual child is at the expected level of development, educators should draw on their knowledge of the child and their own expert professional judgement. This is sufficient evidence to assess a child’s individual level of development in relation to each of the ELGs. Sources of written or photographic evidence are not required, and teachers are not required to record evidence.

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Expressive Arts and Design

Early Learning Goals Hands-On Education Activity
AD 1 - Creating with Materials

Children at the expected level of development will:

AD/1.1 safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function

AD/1.2 share their creations, explaining the process they have used
AD/1.3 make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories
AD 2 - Being Imaginative and Expressive

Children at the expected level of development will:

AD/2.1 invent, adapt and recount narratives and stories with peers and their teacher

AD/2.2 sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs
AD/2.3 perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and – when appropriate – try to move in time with music

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