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What does it look like in EYFS?

In Early Years, Art and Design is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the curriculum. Children have opportunities to use and explore a variety of resources, techniques and equipment in 2- and 3-dimensions, making choices and decisions throughout the creative process. They are taught to manipulate a range of equipment and tools and to use resources purposefully, expressing real life experiences or imagined ideas. Through continuous provision of materials, as well as adult-led projects linked to topics or artists, children: 

• explore colour, texture, shape and patterns.  

• develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.  

• develop mathematical language e.g. position, size, shape, comparisons.  

•develop their own ideas over a period of time.  

• talk through their ideas.