BerkswichCE Primary School

Achieve, Believe and Care

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Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive arts and design (EAD):


  • Exploring and using media and materials (EMM):
    • children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.
    • they safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Being imaginative (BI):
    • children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.
    • they represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.


The EYFS curriculum is continuously enriched throughout the themes and topics which take place during the year. Children participate in adult-led Dance, Music, Art, DT and Role-play sessions, which then enable them to be independently creative. They are encouraged to have their own ideas and support their own play imaginatively by making their own props and choosing which tools and materials they will need. During continuous provision, both indoors and outdoors, children have daily challenges and can also be independent in their choices. Experiences and children's own interests play a huge part in developing these areas and, at Berkswich, we aim to provide a wide variety of opportunities to inspire the children.