Locks Heath Infant School

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Expressive arts and design

Expressive arts and design

Children explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. They have the opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role play, and design and technology.


In art children explore colour, texture, form and space in a variety of media and materials. They learn to appreciate different forms of art work and to express how it makes them think and feel.


In music emphasis is placed on the enjoyment and making of music. Children explore sound, and their responses to music they listen to. They use their voices and percussion instruments to express ideas and feelings. They explore music through dance matching their movements to different kinds of music.


Children design and make through following their own interests. They develop a range of skills, including learning different ways to join materials, using construction resources and also using recyclable materials to make models.


Children develop their imaginative play through story telling, role play areas, small world play and dressing up.