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5 Ways to Wow: I am creative.


I relish participating in stories, music, songs or rhymes, and I use materials both imaginatively and with a purpose.

We want our children to leave by being able to:

  • Begin to recognise familiar letters or words e.g. letters in their name, familiar names and shop signs.
  • Hold a pencil effectively.
  • Write some recognisable letters.
  • Identify favourite books, songs and rhymes.
  • Recognise rhyming words they hear.
  • Retell familiar stories and repeat rhymes and songs.
  • Decide which materials to use, to fix and join.
  • Use media, colour, form and technique effectively.

How will we know children can do this?

  • Sing, say and retell favourite stories, songs and rhymes.
  • Use loose parts, media and materials to achieve what they have set out to do.
  • Use scissors effectively.

How can parents and carers help?

  • Read everyday to your child and tell stories.
  • Sing songs and nursery rhymes.
  • Create and talk about art and music.
  • Point out familiar print in the environment.
  • Use household objects or materials to create patterns, arrangements and structures.
  • Talk about preferences of songs heard on the radio or different playlists.
  • Talk about designs and art you see in the world around you such as interesting buildings, bridges and advertisements.
  • Encourage mark making wherever possible; crayons, bath crayons, sticks in mud, paintbrushes dipped in water, ice cubes etc.