Experiences and Outcomes for the Expressive Arts
- enabling children to experience the inspiration and power of the arts, recognising and nurturing children’s creative and aesthetic talents.
- allowing children to develop skills and techniques that are relevant to specific art forms.
- providing children with opportunities to deepen their understanding of culture in the wider world.
- enhancing and enriching the children’s lives through partnerships with professional arts companies, creative adults and cultural organisations.
Participation in performances and presentations
- Children experience the energy and excitement of presenting/performing for audiences and being part of an audience for other people’s presentations/performances.
- The children have the opportunity and freedom to choose and explore ways that in which they can move rhythmically, expressively and playfully.
- The children enjoy creating short dance sequences, using travel, turn, jump, gesture and pause.
- The children create and take part in dance from another culture.
- The children have opportunities to enjoy taking part in dance experiences.
- The children become aware of different features of dance and can practise and perform steps, formations and a short dance.
- The children take part in dance from another culture, demonstrating their awareness of the dance features.
- The children enjoy singing and playing along to music of different styles and cultures.
- The children sing and play music from other styles and cultures, gaining confidence and skill while learning about musical notation and performance directions.
- The children sing and/or play music from another culture and perform music confidently using performance directions and playing by ear.
- The children have the freedom to use their voices and musical instruments to discover and enjoy playing with sound, rhythm, pitch and dynamics.
Religious and Moral Education
- Helping the children recognise and understand religious diversity and the importance of religion in society.
- Helping the children to develop, through knowledge and understanding and discussion and active debate, an ability to understand other people’s beliefs.