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.

Opportunities to become anything at Long Furlong:

Nursery
  • Small world area
  • Talk for Writing
  • Outside stage
  • Role play areas
  • Open ended resources
  • Confidence to act out experiences
  • Be in a performance (Nativity)
  • Become an artist
Reception
  • Small world area
  • Talk for Writing
  • Outside stage
  • Role play area
  • Confident to act out experiences
  • Be in a performance (Nativity)
  • Become an artist

 

Opportunities to make things at Long Furlong:

Nursery
  • Small world area
  • Role play (e.g. make food, make and wrap gifts, picnics, maps…)
  • Different construction kits
  • Open ended resources to ignite creativity
  • Independence and confidence to explore and experiment
  • Modelling area: teaching different joins
  • Cook indoors
  • Learn to make toast
  • Make music
Reception
  • Small world area
  • Different construction kits
  • Modelling area: teaching different joins
  • Woodworking
  • Forest School (Learn how to make a campfire, use real tools, natural loose parts)
  • Cook indoors and outdoors
  • Learn to make toast
  • Make music