At Rachel Keeling children have many opportunities to develop their mark making skills through a range of meaningful experiences such as shopping, setting up lunches and displaying the menu, noting the fish have been fed, completing registers and leaving notes for each other. We also recognise the importance of children developing skill and confidence in drawing. We encourage children to draw on many scales and in different contexts with a range of media. Recently children have been encouraged to think about their families and people who are significant to them. Some children chose to draw them, drawing representational figures and explaining who they were. Children talked to their friends and shared their drawings. Some children were supported to create frames for their drawings. They measured, fixed and decorated wood using the real tools and displayed their drawings in Sunflower Class.
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