In EAD, 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. 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. Being imaginative is a key developmental skill that will enable children to grasp and understand abstract ideas later in their learning.
Being imaginative is a key part of early learning, as it helps develop our ability to think about abstract concepts – very helpful when the children learn about mathematical concepts. We have been acting out stories, such as Snow White – playing the part of Snow White and the magic mirror. We also love acting out everyday scenarios, like pretending to be the teacher! Using construction materials such as Lego to build imaginative objects – this one is a birthday cake – also develops this important skill of using your imagination.
We use everyday junk to make exciting models, like this robot. If you have any clean boxes, tubes or packaging please send it into your child's class
Construction is a creative activity that helps develop our maths and investigation skills. We use lots of different materials to build things with.
Last week, the children decided they wanted to make kites to fly on the field, so that’s what we did. First we set about making our kites out of everyday materials, like paper and string. We decorated them with different things that the children chose, so they all looked very different! Then we all went out onto the field to fly our kites. It wasn’t very windy so we had to run very fast to get the kites into the air! It was lots of fun.