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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) resources: Messy Play- Bernadette Duffy

Document showing how messy play can make an enormous contribution to young children’s cognitive and creative development. Messy play involves children using all their senses in the process of exploration, especially the sense of touch, offers the opportunity to mould and manipulate materials and not having a focus on making/producing something. It offers children opportunities personal, social and emotional development, communication, language and literacy, mathematical development, knowledge and understanding of the world, physical development and creative development.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

4.3 Creativity and Critical Thinking

‘Creativity and critical thinking’ is one of the commitments to the EYFS principle of ‘Learning and development’. The explanation of the commitment includes description of learning through making connections, transforming understanding and sustaining shared thinking.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Creative and media - QCDA

Creative and media - QCDA . & : Home Qualifications Diploma Planning and teaching the Diploma Curriculum guidance Creative and media A levels Diploma About the Diploma Assessing the Diploma Design and development How is the Diploma structured? Planning and teaching the Diploma Curriculum guidance Business, administration and finance Construction and the built environment Creative and media Engineering Environmental and land-based studies Hair and beauty studies Hospitality Information technology Manufacturing and product design Public services…

QCDA Last update: 2011

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile – Assessment Scales Reference Sheet

Scale booklet for practitioners that enables them to monitor and assess the children’s progress. The Foundation Stage profile captures the early learning goals as a set of 13 assessment scales including personal, social, emotional development, communication, language and literacy, mathematical development, knowledge and understanding of work, physical development and creative development.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Report on future policy: Nurturing Creativity in Young People

Research informing the government basis of future policy on creativity in young people. It offers a clear framework for further development of creativity for children and young people and a progression within this framework that starts with the Early Years, is embedded in (but goes beyond) mainstream education, develops a personalised approach, seeks to be inclusive of and responsive to the voice of children and young people and leads to pathways into creative industries.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

EYFS principle 4.4 card: Learning and development – Areas of learning and development

The colour version of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) card giving first-level information on the theme, learning and development, its principle and commitments. Basic information is provided on the six areas of learning and development: personal, social and emotional development; communication, language and literacy; problem solving, reasoning and numeracy; knowledge and understanding of the world; physical development; creative development. This card is also available in black and white.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

EYFS principle 4.4 card: Learning and development – Areas of learning and development (black and white version)

The black and white version of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) card giving first-level information on the theme, learning and development, its principle and commitments. Basic information is provided on the six areas of learning and development: personal, social and emotional development; communication, language and literacy; problem solving, reasoning and numeracy; knowledge and understanding of the world; physical development; creative development.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Creativity and critical thinking – In depth

Document relating to effective practices for creativity and critical thinking. It shows how creativity and critical thinking are inter-related and involves making connections by linking free play to adult-led activities such as to link ideas to new situations by introducing new places, things and situations, transforming understanding such as creating conditions within which children are inspired to be creative and rethink ideas and sustained shared thinking such as giving children time to explore and develop their initiatives.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Creativity and critical thinking

It is important that children make links between the spoken and written representations. Early years practitioners can find out how creative thinking and representation can develop children’s metacognitive skills. This is part of Mark making ...

Creative development: Making music video clipping

Video clipping related to the creative development of pupils in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Shows how a practitioner and a group of reception class children work out different rhythms using percussion instruments. Video is a part of resources aimed at boosting children’s creativity by extending the provision of support for their curiosity, exploration and play and providing them with opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings, for example, through a variety of art, music, movement,…

The National Strategies Last update: 2011