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Lakeside Primary School

Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HR

Welcome to our Year Groups section of the school website  »  Reception  »  How to Support at Home  »  Expressive Arts and Design

Is there anything that I can do at home?

Creativity does not have to stop at the school gates!

  • Have a collection of paper, glue, paint and other bits and pieces that can be put out on the kitchen table so your child can make models and draw.
  • You can also encourage your child's imaginative play by providing him with some large boxes and sheets to use for making a den.
  • Finally, don't forget about music and rhymes. Young children have a good sense of rhythm and naturally enjoy dancing and singing. Plastic bottles filled with rice or pasta make excellent shakers, while the traditional saucepan lid and spoon, though painful on the ears, is always a smash hit!