"The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe."
Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage, 2021
At Much Birch we understand that each and every child learns in different ways.
In the Early Years we provide a range of kinesthetic methods so all children can be successful in their learning.
The arts subjects (EAD) is used to stimulate and promote imagination to develop a range of knowledge and skills of other subjects as well as developing it's own skills and knowledge.
For example, we develop knowledge in understanding the faith of Diwali through making salt dough lamps, tissue paper rangoli patterns and henna hand painting.