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Last Time
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CLL and the EYFS
Write a text message to demonstrate what you
learnt last lesson.
CLL
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Why is it important to promote CLL?
List 5 resources from your setting that
promote CLL.
What might happen to holistic development if
CLL is not promoted?
Today
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How to support Creativity
Links to holistic development and the EYFS
We will be looking at:
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Describe creativity.
List resources to promote creativity.
Contrast Child and Adult led role play.
Produce an activity plan to promote creativity.
Outline how creativity promotes holistic
development.
Reflect on your role in promoting creativity.
Creativity- what is it?
Creativity- what is it?
“Creativity and the way children learn creatively
make up a child’s creative development.
Creativity means: the way children explore
objects and materials, the way they try to
solve problems, challenge their thinking and
make connections in their learning, and how
children think imaginatively”
(Beith et al, 2010, pg436)
Creativity
It’s that important it has its own place in the
curriculum!
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Look at the EYFS and write down four subsections, for each one give an example of
how it is promoted in your setting.
Creativity and the Stages of
Play
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Look at the diagram on page 437 (handout)
and refer back to the previous lesson where
we looked at stages of play.
Can you see the links?
Go back to your pictures and add in the
relevant bits from the table to show the link.
Activities and Resources that
promote Creativity
Frobel
Imaginative Play
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how children use their imagination to make
one thing stand for another
how children can play out different roles
how children can extend their learning and
solve problems through imaginative play
Ideas for Role Play
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Complete the handout, if you complete this
move on to the second question on
resources.
Using Hats
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Please read the case study on page 443 and
then answer questions 1-3.
Adult V Child Led Role Play
Creativity and Holistic
Development
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A one year old baby is experiencing gloop for
the first time.
Consider how ALL areas of the EYFS can be
promoted during this play activity
Creativity and Holistic
Development
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A small group of four year olds have been
given some large boxes and other recycling
materials to play with. One child suggests
building a large robot
Consider how ALL areas of the EYFS can be
promoted during this play activity
One area per learner
Creativity and the EYFS
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Plan an activity to promote creativity
- State the age range the activity is suitable for.
- Describe the resource and how creativity can be
promoted.
-List the other areas of the EYFS that this activity
also promotes (add in some suitable quotes from the
EYFS)
- What adaptations might you need to make to
ensure all can participate with this activity?
Importance of Creativity
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Develops cognitive skills
Helps children to work together
Develops self-esteem and confidence
Problem solving
Uses senses to explore
Makes connections in their learning
Develops imagination
Enables children to think about how things work
Adults Role
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Never Stress the end product – it’s all about
the process.
Ensure there is no competition.
Praise children for ‘their’ ideas
Value the results, consider individuality
Children's creativity develops as they go
along, and they often don’t have an end
result/product in mind.
Best Practice Check List
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What do you need to consider when
promoting creativity in the setting?
Best Practice Check List
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Encourage Role Play
Wide variety of role play equipment and dressing up
clothes.
Wide range of media
Provide a balance of activities, not always painting!
Consider the use of music
See if children would like their work to be displayed.
Allow time, space
 Allow
children to develop and
explore their own ideas
Reflection
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How well do you support children’s creativity?
Do you tend to focus on the end product if there is
one?
Are the children allowed to experiment with toys and
try out their imaginative ideas?
List two things that you can develop either
personally or in the setting that will promote
creativity. Give these ago over the next two weeks,
you can Facebook me to let me know how you get
on.
How have we done?
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Describe creativity.
List resources to promote creativity.
Contrast Child and Adult led role play.
Produce an activity plan to promote creativity.
Outline how creativity promotes holistic
development.
Reflect on your role in promoting creativity.
Next Time
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Observations
Homework
Section 7 of the Assignment
Ensure all other sections are completed with
detailed examples and explanations
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Self Directed Study
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Communications Functional Skills
Assignment Work Shop
Resources
-Library
-Class room
-Open Access (Put your name on the board so
we know where you are)
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