Drama


Age

Art

Birth - 11 Months


8 - 20 Months


Imitates and improvises actions they have observed, e.g. clapping or waving.


Expresses self through physical action and sound.


Pretends that one object represents another, especially when objects have characteristics in common.


16 - 26 Months


Imitates and improvises actions they have observed, e.g. clapping or waving.


Expresses self through physical action and sound.


Pretends that one object represents another, especially when objects have characteristics in common.


22 - 36 Months

Beginning to make-believe by pretending.

30 - 50 Months

Developing preferences for forms of expression.


Uses movement to express feelings.


Notices what adults do, imitating what is observed and then doing it spontaneously when the adult is not there.


Engages in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experiences.


Builds stories around toys, e.g. farm animals needing rescue from an armchair ‘cliff’.


Uses available resources to create props to support role-play.


Captures experiences and responses with a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials or words


40 - 60 Months


Create simple representations of events, people and objects.


Initiates new combinations of movement and gesture in order to express and respond to feelings, ideas and experiences.


Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.


Plays alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme.


Plays cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative.


Early Learning Goal


Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.


They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

Age 5-6


Age 6-7


Age 7-8


Age 8-9


Age 9-10


Age 10-11



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