Children's creative, expressive and physical development is closely linked with all aspects of their learning. Children should be given opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of art and design, music, movement, dance, dramatic and role-play activities. Through taking part in a range of well-planned activities, children’s fine and gross motor skills will develop, they will gain confidence in what they can do and this will help build their self-esteem.
Progress in the Arts is intended to provide support and guidance for teachers delivering The Arts Area of Learning within the Northern Ireland Curriculum. It contains suggestions for activities in Art and Design, Music, and Drama.