Creativity in the Early Years
For our youngest children there has always been an emphasis on learning through play. This allows the freedom to express themselves creatively through activities linked to Music, Dance, Drama, Art and Design and falls under the heading of Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
As they continue on their Journey into Key Stage 1 and 2 children at St Marys follow the National Curriculum.
Art and Design
The Art and Design curriculum enables children to explore and develop their ideas, investigate and make art, craft and design, evaluating and developing their work, and develop their knowledge and understanding of Art and Design. Children will be taught to plan their own piece of art (sculpture, collage, drawing) on a theme which shows an awareness of their own style and choice with evaluations, including modifications, annotation on choices in the making process, records of modifications and the end product.