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


I assume that representing one's feelings through art is more than making a picture of oneself with a happy mouth. Any ideas what to provide and look for?


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I 'see' this (rightly or wrongly) as children describing their art work as they paint, stick, whatever.....

"I'm painting nanny's chicken, it tries to bite me and I don't like it......."

"I'm making 'Lofty', he works with Bob the Builder, I watch that on my TV"

"I'm going to paint it all green today, I like green" (that's a genuine comment from one of 'my' boys) he quite methodically painted his whole piece of paper green and he said this to me with a fairly thoughtful expression on his face.....

That sort of thing........?

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This could be rather subjective, but one of our lads, who can get very angry and physical, painted his arms and face today and was calm, chatty and conversational. He kept wanting to know what he looked like and laughed when he saw himself, adding paint very precisely and with huge concentration. I'd say he was representing his own feelings doing that, in fact I'm planning on face paints and mirrors!

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Thanks for comments and suggestions! I looked at the exemplifications before posting and now went through them again. I can't find anything on expressing one's own feelings through art, other than children expressing what they like. I don't know if choosing, i.e. expressing preferences, can be considered as expression of feelings? And I wouldn't say that a happy child painting a "scary" monster necessarily is expressing their own feelings.

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Me again... The issue may be, for me, that I understand 'represents their own feelings' as meaning that they create representations of their feelings. The exemplifications seem to be more about expressing their feelings whilst doing artistic activities - enjoying making collages, preferring red etc.

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we had this discussion some time ago at work...we ended up with the sort of jumping for joy type scenario. I'm going to do a 'happy'dance or i'm really excited (bouncing up and down as they say it!) or i dont like the wolf i made and squashes it!!!!

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