Links with the Curriculum For Excellence


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.